The Best Colors For Kids Rooms That Will Brighten Their Mood

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If you’re a busy parent, we’re sure you appreciate all the help you can get. Whether it’s a funky gadget to help you with cleaning or a new way to improve your kid’s mood. We know! We’re here to help. Let us guide you through the best color ideas for kids’ rooms and how they can affect your child’s behavior.

At Planner 5D, we often talk about how colors can create different atmospheres and feelings. This is no different when it comes to children: why not use color psychology to create a space that your child loves, that makes them feel at home and could even improve their frame of mind? 


It’s not just adults who need a place to chill out. Kids can also benefit from a room that helps them calm down from their day’s excitement. Colors such as blue and green are peaceful, tranquil, and help your child relax in no time. Blue has even been shown to lower heart rate! Make sure to choose a light shade or balance it with other colors to avoid the room feeling too dark or sad.


If your child finds it hard to get to sleep, consider painting their room blue or green. Just as above, these shades are fabulous for kids who are still overexcited at bedtime. Pale pink can also help your child to relax, as it’s very calming and homely. If pale pink is too ‘sweet’ for your kid, consider lavender, or use these colors in small details rather than splashing them all over the walls.


Choose a cheerful color for a bedroom that your kid will feel happy in. Yellow creates a sunny feel; use a paler shade to aid concentration. Although joyful, bright yellow can be overwhelming and might be too exciting for some kids to get to sleep. You can always add touches of grey, green, or blue to balance out the energizing effects.


As kids grow up, it gets harder and harder to get out of bed. Yellow is good to get your child ready to face the day. If your child does homework in their bedroom (although try to avoid this!), paint the walls green. Not only is it peaceful, but it also helps to keep their learning energy up. Red is very stimulating but best used as an accent color, as too much of it can be overstimulating and promote aggression.


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Want your children to get on with others? Orange could be the way to go. It’s been shown to have a positive effect on kids’ social skills. Just like red, it’s important not to overdo it. Pair it with other colors that have calming effects.


Kids are incredibly imaginative. Stimulate your kids’ creativity with colors that aid this. Purple is an excellent shade for boosting creativity. It’s mystical and royal, but again, if your child has a lot of energy, it’s best to keep it to accents or go for neutral shades such as lavender. 


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Bold colors are good ways to encourage your child to build their confidence. As we’ve already discussed, orange is good for interpersonal trust. Red is also suitable as an energy-boosting shade. Either way, a color that a child enjoys and that makes them feel at home, will always give them a confidence boost.


Are there any colors to avoid when painting a kids’ room?
You can paint your child’s bedroom almost any color, but you can have too much of a good thing. Be careful with colors that stimulate energy, such as red and orange, as it might make your child find it hard to get to sleep. Go for muted shades or use them only in accents. We’d also avoid grey for a kid’s room, as it can be quite cold - although if you have the skills to make it warm and welcoming, and your kid enjoys it, go for it!

How can I incorporate my kid’s favorite color?
It’s easy to say ‘let your child choose their favorite color and go with it,’ but that’s not always practical (or affordable). Ask your child for ideas (if they’re old enough) and try out some shades. Often a lighter shade of their favorite color or using it in accents such as pillows or curtains can be effective while keeping you both happy.

What is the best paint for a child’s room?
Children aren’t known for being particularly clean or tidy. Choose a paint that can take some wear and tear, such as a satin finish or eggshell.

How do I paint a kid’s room?
Here are our tips for painting a kid’s room
  • Ask your child which color they’d like their room to be, or if they’d like a theme. Plan accordingly, and choose shades that fit the space.
  • Prepare the room - either move the furniture out of the room or cover it. Keep your windowsills, skirting boards, and door hinges clean with painter’s tape. Clean and repair any damage on the walls.
  • Make sure you have enough paint! If you stop halfway because you run out of paint, you risk being left with an uneven wall.
  • Paint with a roller and use a brush for fiddly areas.
  • After painting, tidy up, let it dry, and admire your work!

The colors you choose for your kid’s room can significantly impact their behavior and mood. It’s essential to consider this when selecting a color scheme, and we hope this post has given you some ideas! 

If you have children, what color is their room? Share your tips with us below, and don’t forget to share your kids’ room renders with us on Instagram.

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