Your child’s bedroom is a space where so much development will occur, and so many memories will be made. But if your child is anything like so many others, they’ll be asking for new paint colors and wall decor every few years to match their changing interests. Picking a color scheme for a child’s room can actually be a lot of fun because they may want to participate in the decision-making and even try some of the painting themselves (depending on their age and ability level). There are, however, some things to consider when choosing a color palette for your child’s room.

If you’ve decided that it’s time to update your child’s bedroom, then you may want to follow these simple but valuable tips from designers.

Factor in Your Child’s Interests

Before you move forward with a wall color in your child’s room, consider going with a color that they won’t grow out of in a year or two. Many children, for example, will be persistent regarding their preference for pink walls, being that pink is in line with their toys and clothing. And as cute as that pink room may be, they’ll most likely want another color change in a few years. Going neutral, or having a long-term strategy, can save you time, money, and a few headaches.

Rather than picking your child’s current favorite color, designers say you should go with a color that factors in your child’s interests. If your child enjoys being outdoors then maybe a mossy green, or ocean blue. If your child is absolutely insisting on the color yellow (or another bold shade), then consider painting one accent wall yellow, then choose a more neutral complementary color.

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Keep the Theme of Your House Consistent

While your son or daughter’s room is probably separate from the rest of the house, it’s still crucial that the color you choose works within the style context of the rest of your home. If the rest of the walls in your home are muted colors, then try to continue that theme in your child’s room.

Painting a bedroom in a bright green shade while the rest of the house is neutral or muted in tone will not end particularly well (no matter how much your child enjoys it).

Listen to What Your Child Has to Say

If you’ll be doing most of the work and financing the painting project, it’s still important to try to let your child have some say in what goes on. After all, it is their room. This doesn’t mean they should have the final say, but ask for their opinion on decorating and painting the room. The more input they get, the more they will feel connected to the space.

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For more ideas on what color palette you should choose for your child’s room, call our team today for a color consultation or to book an appointment.