Advice and selection of paintings for children’s rooms

A child's room with a blue wall panel adorned with white clouds - De Pablo Scapinachis, shutterstock 

A child’s room is a universe dedicated to him and in which he likes to spend time. Both a playroom and cozy cocoon, this room must combine comfort, originality and safety. It is essential to take into account the tastes of the loulous. Here is a selection of colors that will perfectly dress the walls of children’s rooms .

Paintings for children’s rooms: vary by age

It is essential to adjust the color of the room according to the age of the child . If older children prefer bright colors, soft colors are preferred for baby rooms. Zoom on the different paintings to adopt:

  • From birth to 3 years old: bright and cheerful colors

Even though babies are not yet able to choose, color is essential for their development and rest. At a young age, it is advisable to opt for light colors combining softness and user-friendliness. For this purpose, light-colored paints such as off-white, sky blue, almond green, old rose, vanilla yellow and pastel violet are recommended. Instead of sticking to the blue and pink duo, it is possible to choose the peach orange for girls and the green water for boys. The principle is to embellish without aggressing. To paint the nursery , another trick is to degrade the pastel shades.

The off-white is a soft and light color for the rest of a baby – © Saint-Gobain

  • From the age of 4: bright and personalized colors

Children begin to express their tastes and desires from 4 years. Hand painting , the ideal is to introduce them to a palette of colors from which to choose. However, parents should ensure that the brightest hues are reserved for the play areas and the clearest in the reading and sleeping area.

To do this, simply suggest pairs of colors such as a gray powdered duo for little girls or beige and green anise for little boys. For more originality, a pale green and turquoise or raspberry and orange duo will certainly appeal to toddlers. It will then be up to the parents to allocate the hottest shade in the basement or on one wall. Children also love the colors related to a specific theme: green and yellow for a safari atmosphere, white and pink at will for the princess …

Clever: the two-tone walls are more sturdy under the plinth and lighter above to visually enlarge the space. – © Goal

  • From the age of 6 , the color of the room must be fully in tune with the child’s tastes.

Dare the contrast between white and black that guarantees an original atmosphere without being sinister. – © Bouchara

Children’s room: pastel colors

The pastel colors are common during the selection of paints for children’s rooms . They are perfect for this room, especially for toddlers. Due to their soft appearance, these shades are easy to associate with other colors. They thus make it possible to create different associations of harmonious paintings . Namely that each shade has a pastel declination. Although the tastes of the little ones are taken into account, we must know how to steer them towards less aggressive colors. For example, if a girl wants a very bright fuchsia, she will be offered a salmon or a softer coral. Indeed, pastel colors will age betterthan the other paintings. In addition, they adapt easily to the tastes and desires of toddlers. Very relaxing, these shades have the ability to soothe children a little restless.

Pastel shades combine easily with other colors and are not aggressive for the child’s sleep – © Goal

Children’s room: to associate the good colors

The advantage with children’s room paintings is to be able to let the imagination speak. Instead of just a single color, it is possible to combine the colors between them for a unique and dynamic rendering. As with wallpaper, it is possible to create beautiful patterns with paint. For kids who love to daydream, a beautiful gray with a baby pink is perfect for creating clouds in a world of its own. On a plain wall, you can also draw pretty geometric shapes or add small touches of color. The only rule is to find the best colors to associate. Namely that the gray marries with all colors, be it yellow, pink or blue. We can also choose soft colors to associate with two: pink and khaki, purple and chocolate …

Opt for a monochrome of a color: here the rose comes in several shades between the painting of the wall and the decorative accessories – © Maisons du Monde

The blue , the timeless for children’s rooms

No more conventional wisdom claiming that the blue color is reserved for boys. Available in different tones, it seduces everyone. In addition, this shade is appreciated for its relaxing side and invites to relax, which is perfect for children’s rooms. If we adopt faded blue for older children, we prefer baby blue for babies. For those who prefer more accentuated paintings, turquoise is the most suitable. Painting some furniture in the same blue tone is a trick to get a harmonious whole.

Daring dark blue: less common it can be very bright especially in its satin or lacquered version. – © Maisons du Monde

Children’s room: other colors

For more choices, here is a panorama of other shades to adopt in the nursery:

  • Khaki : very popular with boys, it is soothing because it is close to the color of nature.
  • The white: unavoidable since marries all the colors.
  • Plum or eggplant: a color that begins to please blond heads.
  • Orange: the color par excellence of small creatives, orange brings fantasy and joy.

This rose-chocolate warms the atmosphere of a room – © Bloomingville
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