Paint is an easy and inexpensive way to give your kids bedroom a quick make-over, but before you get out the paint brush, did you know that there are certain kids bedroom colors that can impact your child’s mood?
Even though most kids will have a favorite color, you might want to have a look at the impact of the color before using this as a primary color, and decide to to use it as an accent color instead.
The impact of colors
There are many colors that you can use to paint your kids bedroom. Off course we recommend you take your child’s favourite color in consideration, and all color described below will make a great choice as an accent color in your kids bedroom.
Red stands for strength, energy, confidence, and passion and is often used as a accent color in kids bedrooms for younger children. Red could be used very well as a primary color in a teenagers bedroom as this color promotes motivation and energy.
Orange is a warm and happy color and will make a room feel inviting and friendly. Orange make a good choice for kids bedrooms.
Yellow catches the eye like no other color and will lift peoples moods and, like sunshine is considered a optimistic color. This color will suit a teenagers bedroom as it increases concentration, but yellow will be too strong and actually cause anxiety in babies and young kids.
Blue is a very popular color for kids bedrooms, it is the color of the sky and ocean and has a calming effect. Blue represents peace, tranquility and relaxation.
Green is a dominant color in nature and is easy on the eye and is a calming and refreshing color that will sent your kids to sleep peacefully.
While many adults dislike this color, it is still very popular in little girls bedrooms as it is feminine and romantic
Pink is another popular color among little girls and unlike red is suited well for a baby room or younger kids as pink is actually one of the most calming colors.
Black is best to leave as an accent color, as this color can make a room appear smaller, dark and depressing.
White is very peaceful and can make a room appear bigger.
A neutral or white room will leave room to add your child’s favorite color as an accent while still creating a calm environment for them to sleep in.
And one easy way to help you to get the balance right is to use the 60-30-10 rule:
When you choose colors, try to stick to the 60-30-10 rule to keep the room balanced and not too overwhelming with color. This is how the 60-30-10 rule works:
- 60% – dominant color in the room
- 30% – secondary color in the room
- 10% – accent color in the room
As you can see with the 60-30-10 rule, there is still plenty of opportunity to add colors, like blue-red-yellow to a toddler room, or use this rule to add different shade of the same color to room.
For baby rooms, colors in softer tones will make for a soothing and warm feel, while for teenagers, bright colors and patterns are more appealing.
As your child will spent more time in their room then you will it is important to take your kids favourite color in consideration and you can’t go wrong!
So don’t forget, even though there are kids bedroom colors that can impact your child’s mood, the most important thing when it comes to choosing a kids bedroom color is to choose something that your little one is happy with.
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