Updating a kids room? Let us guess: toying between blue, white or pink (or white with blue or pink accents)? But wait, stop! There’s no need to drain the colour from their lives. High energy kids deserve a vibrant space to play and grow. Colourful kids rooms needn’t be garish. Here’s how:
- Start with neutral or white walls. Too bold a colour on the walls will detract from the pops of colour in the furniture and can make a smaller space feel claustrophobic.
- If you are decorating from scratch, consider a painted wooden floor. Practical, durable, easy to clean and ideal for ensuring the bold colours are the focal point.
- Make sure the colours you choose work together tonally: you can mix pastel, neon and primary but mind you don’t over do it.
- Pink is a brilliant counter to red, orange and yellow. And it’s not just for girls.
- If you are using a graphic print (like the rug or mural pictured below) keep other shapes and textures simple. Too much conflict – especially in bright colours – can be a dog’s dinner.
- If the room is quite big, avoid the art gallery feel of all white walls by painting skirting in a contrasting colour. Canary yellow or mint green are our favourites.
Want to get the look? Click and shop our pick of the best pop brights for kids spaces…
- Battistella Nidi Vanny kids desk, £585
- Chispum planes wall sticker, £22
- Wild Pop Giraffe Rug, £260
- Rose in April sunshine yellow shelves, £79
- Epic sunrise wall mural by Mr Perswall, £30/m2
- KG design Robert the Robot money box, £14
- Leçons de Choses skateboard shelf, £80
Have you used bold, bright colours in a boys room? Where do you stand on decorating with pink? Let us know…