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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.

This relaxed nursery features walls in Earthborn Inglenook and cot in Peach Baby

This relaxed nursery features walls in Inglenook and cot in Peach Baby

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.

Kids room walls painted in Hobby Wood & Sapling with house bed painted in Milk Jug

Kids room walls painted in Hobby Wood & Sapling with house bed painted in Milk Jug

Pretty pastels

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.

Nursery walls painted in Rosie Posie and Inglenook with cot in Cupcake

Nursery walls painted in Rosie Posie and Inglenook with cot in Cupcake

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.

Polka Dot is a great choice for younger and older children's rooms

Polka Dot is a great choice for younger and older children’s rooms

Soft green

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!)

Muted greens like Gregory's Den give children's room an easy-going feel

Muted greens like Gregory’s Den give children’s rooms an easy-going feel

For more of our favourite colour schemes for children’s rooms, head to our Pinterest boards and Instagram account, which are packed full of beautiful children’s decor!

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