Our favourite colour schemes for children’s rooms
15th March 2021
There’s so much fun to be had when it comes to decorating children’s rooms! It’s a rare opportunity to throw caution to the wind and go for something that you wouldn’t normally choose in the rest of your home. But that doesn’t mean child-friendly design shouldn’t satisfy in the style stakes too. Read on for some of our favourite colour schemes for children’s rooms…
Gentle earth tones
Warm, earthy colours like Paw Print or Inglenook provide a calming backdrop to any nursery. Go for a muted shade with grey or brown undertones as a relaxing alternative to off-white, which can sometimes feel a little stark in baby’s bedrooms.
Inglenook works especially well with similar soft colours such as this cot painted in Peach Baby. Pair with cream or grey-toned greens for a soothing colour scheme that’s just right for a relaxed nursery space.
Green and aqua
Green colour schemes are a great choice for children’s rooms… from bedrooms to playrooms, there’s a shade of green to suit every child’s space. Deep forest greens might not be the first shade you’d think of, but see how Hobby Wood allows other blues and yellows to really pop in this playful setup. Here we’ve paired Hobby Wood with the joyful tones of Sapling and Milk Jug.
There’s nothing quite as charming as soft, delicate shades of pinks and purples adorning a baby’s room. This combination needn’t be sickly sweet though! Choose purple shades with a grey undertone and pinks on the duskier end of the spectrum (like Rosie Posie or Cupcake) for a stylish take on this tried and tested colour scheme.
Blue and white
Polka Dot is one of our most beloved blues, with its earthy undertone it’s a winning shade for younger and older children’s bedrooms. Here we’ve paired it with light neutrals. But it works just as well next to deeper shades of blue or bright white, two classic colour schemes for children’s rooms.
We couldn’t resist sharing another dreamy green colour scheme. A cute corner painted in our soft grey-green Gregory’s Den, this shade is one that will stand the test of time and won’t outgrow your child’s bedroom (even if they do!)