Children can be fickle – everyone remembers the multiple phases that they went through. It may have been different cartoon characters or obsessing over specific looks and colors. If you have kids or are planning on it, the question of what color to paint a child’s bedroom is tricky. Families change rooms often or have multiple kids in one room. Here’s some advice to paint your kids’ rooms as few times as possible as they grow up:
Blue vs. Pink
“I should paint the room baby blue or pink” is the assumption many new parents make as their young ones come into the world. These soft pastel colors are not a bad choice, but they have their limits. Pinks, especially hot pink, can have real limitations in matching fixtures and artwork that aren’t traditionally “girly.” This means that if your daughter doesn’t fall easily into a stereotypical princess look you might get a lot of pressure to paint the room as she grows up. Additionally, pink is VERY difficult to move boys into without fierce (and understandable) resistance. Pastel or deep blues, greens, subtle yellows like citron or beige, will last much longer and are more versatile as your child’s tastes develop.
Keep in mind: Wall paints act as a canvas. Adding and subtracting artwork, toys, carpets, furniture and bed sheets are much easier ways to change the vibe of your children’s room instead of repainting. This is obvious to many but easily forgotten in the rush of having kids. Shy away from the bold, electric, neon pinks and Toy Story wallpapers. The artistic decisions you make are also investments – repainting is never easy, and moving your kids into different rooms doesn’t make it any easier!
Do it Right
Great Expectations Painting can make repainting your children’s rooms quick and painless. Our team is fast, thorough, and provides free color consulting to anyone who enlists our services.
Some people are afraid of choosing “boring” or too neutral colors for their child’s room. There are a couple creative solutions to this problem. One is to choose a bold accent color for one wall and leave the others more traditionally plain colors. This gives a space for your child to express themselves or to place a similarly eccentric bed while still only having to repaint one wall when their tastes inevitably change.