Your child’s bedroom is meant to be a fun, safe space that reflects their personality. Paint colours and techniques play a big role in creating a space they’ll love. That’s why choosing the right colour can be challenging. Children’s preferences often change on a dime – and just because lime green is their favourite colour today, that might not be the case in a few weeks.

Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure you pick the perfect colour for painting kid’s bedrooms. Whether you’re choosing soothing paint colours for a nursery, or making over your older child’s space, here are 5 tips for painting kids’ bedrooms to keep in mind.

Include Your Child in The Process

The first step in successfully painting your child’s bedroom is to include them in the process. Talk to them about getting the room painted so they can get excited. If they are old enough, have them look at paint at paint swatches with you. This will give them a chance to express their creativity and make choices that they feel comfortable with.

You can also ask them about their favourite colours and incorporate them into the bedroom design. By involving your child in the process, you’ll not only get valuable input but also have a more enjoyable experience together.

Make it Fun

Once your child is involved in the painting process, it’s important to make that process a fun one. This could mean buying paint samples and letting them paint pictures on the walls before the real paint job starts. Or, it could mean letting them pick out a new decor item to match their new room. Additionally, the room itself should be fun. Consider adding the following elements to create a room that’s enjoyable and entertaining:

  • Incorporate chalkboard paint to give the room an interactive element.

  • Opt for more than one colour.

  • Play around with patterns or fun wall murals i.e. a space themed bedroom.

  • Add fun lighting options, such as string lights or neon signs.

Bottom line, your child’s bedroom is a place for them to play and unwind, so make sure it reflects that.

Prepare for Future Changes

Kids rooms are the perfect place to try bold colours, patterns, and designs. But, as we all know, children’s preferences can change quickly. That’s why you need to pick a paint colour that can easily adapt. To avoid repainting the entire room every few years, opt for a neutral colour on the main walls and go bold with an accent wall instead. 

This way, you can simply repaint the accent wall when your child’s tastes change. Additionally, choose furniture and decor items that are easy to swap out, such as throw pillows or wall decals. This will give you more flexibility in updating the room without having to completely overhaul it. 

Consider Colours’ Effect On Mood 

Colour is a powerful design element that impacts how we feel. When choosing a paint colour for your child’s room, consider the mood you want to create.

Here are some examples:

  • Yellow is known to be energizing and uplifting.

  • Blues are calming and serene.

  • Reds are stimulating and passionate.

  • Greens are refreshing and promote relaxation.

  • Purples are often associated with creativity and imagination.

Whichever colour you choose, make sure it aligns with the overall vibe and purpose of the room. To get more inspiration, colour psychology can help you create a space that your child will love.

Work With The Pros

Between work, school, and social activities, one of the hardest things about painting a kid’s bedroom is simply finding the time to do it. Take the worry and effort off of your plate and let the pros at Encore Painting do the work for you. As award-winning GTA home painters, we understand the importance of getting a job done right the first time.

Our team of highly trained painters and design experts will help you every step of the way to make your painting vision come to life. Reach out today for a colour consultation or fill out our contact form and get a free interior painting quote for your next project.