From superhero red to princess pink, there are definitely some popular colours that little ones tend to choose. Sometimes, the challenge for parents is selecting a shade that works at scale or finding the right balance to avoid a room that’s too loud. Read on to discover how you can make these colours work for your child… and for you!

Getting the best out of blue

You can’t go wrong with bright blue in a kid’s bedroom. Used on its own, the colour is bold and youthful. With complimentary shades like white and softer blues you can achieve a calm, seaside feel or matched with vibrant blocks of green or yellow you’ll get an energetic look. It’s a versatile choice that can be adapted to suit your little one’s personality.

Explore more inspiration for boys’ bedrooms.

Which paints?
Try Blue Streak

Sometimes a bit of playtime creativity can end up on the walls, so make forgiveness easy with our washable and tough Kids' Space Emulsion Paint. It is a hi-tech, air-purifying paint specially designed for household with children. It creates a hard, smooth burnish surface that allows most common marks and stains to be easily wiped away. Highly resistant to stains left by children without degrading the finish.

Pairing with pink

From a pale pastel to vivid magenta, pink has always been a firm favourite in girls’ bedrooms. However, its popularity doesn’t mean there aren’t unique ways to use the colour. Complimented with stripes in soft shades like lavender or dove grey, it’s easy to give this classic colour a contemporary makeover.

See how you can create the perfect stripe here.

Which paints?
Try Rosebowl, Fleur de Lis, Fairy Dust and Mystic Purple

Giving white a whirl

Bright, fresh and versatile – a white wall can act as the perfect backdrop to lively accent colours and accessories. It’s also the ideal canvas for creative children to express their ever-developing personalities and interests.

If you’ve already got a neutral wall to work on and are short on time or money, you can very quickly have some fun adding shapes or patterns to the wall.

See how you can create fun geometric shapes on a wall with tape.

Which paints?
Try Fencepost

Sunny side up with yellow

Try yellow in your kid’s bedroom for a sunny, feel-good look

Add a dash of sunshine to your child’s bedroom with a coat of brilliant yellow. Ideal for brightening up any space, this colour can be used on its own, or be combined with woody tones for a more tranquil effect. With just a few bursts of bright colour in furniture and accessories, putting your kid’s own personal spin on this feel-good shade is effortless.

Which paints?
Try Yarborough Yellow

Looking for more inspiration? Explore more creative kids’ room ideas.

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