Kids Room Paint Ideas

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Kids Room Paint Ideas

As they grow up, kids change their ideas about their favorite color about as often as they change their socks. So how is a parent to choose what color to paint a kid’s room? While a soft blue might be your idea of the perfect backdrop for a crib, by the time your child has any input, he may well deem it too “babyish.” Instead, choose a color that your kids can grow with, and focus on swapping linens and accessories out as they mature. Your kids’ ideas about what color to paint their rooms may not be quite up your alley. But try hard to let them have input! It will give them a sense of ownership. With any luck, that will translate into good stewardship—perhaps even in the form of keeping the rooms clean. If they choose bold colors you think may overwhelm the room, compromise by using them as accents on one wall, as a border, or as the backing to a bookshelf. And painting trim and ceilings isn’t off-limits; these don’t have to be white. Looking to start off strong? Before you settle on an idea for the color of your kids’ rooms, click through these seven favorite paint jobs for bright ideas that are sure to stay in style. By Debra Immergut Expanded View >

Kids Room Paint Ideas

Semigloss paint. Having a chalkboard for kids is really great, but you don’t need to create one with chalkboard paint. I like to use semigloss paint when painting kids’ areas. You can choose any color, and it washes up beautifully. Marker, crayon and chalk all wash off easily when a semigloss paint is used.

Kids Room Paint Ideas

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Using paint to decorate the kids’ room has plenty of advantages that go beyond the obvious. While the fabulous array of colors and the many hues help in creating a lovely, vibrant setting, the true charm of paint is showcased when you create a change in color scheme. While keeping the walls white and adding colorful decor is attractive, it will not be too long before your kids grow out of the current color phase! Instead, use paint to usher in the color of the season, and you can switch over to a different shade at any time in the future with little fuss.

Kids Room Paint Ideas

Create Mini Art Galleries The wonders of great artwork! Walls adorned with gallery-style wall decor are popping up, and the best part of this fun trend is that it celebrates all styles of art and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Create Mini Art Galleries Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch in any kids room. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a mini Picasso in the making? Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Accessorize With Patterns An easy way to add flair to any child’s room is with patterned accessories. This $350 playroom makeover comes to life with the addition of colorful and vibrant pillows. The feminine floral rug complements the pillows, and together they create a cheerful play space. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Collect Pieces Over Time Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set. Not only is it an excellent way to save, but in the case of Evyn’s nursery, it achieves a colorful and eclectic look, layering in the new with the old. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Get to Know Etsy If you are willing to spend some time digging online you can uncover original and affordable gems on Etsy.com and other similar marketplace sites. Items that are custom made will not only make the room feel special but help make it unique. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Break Out the Sewing Machine A plain, boring glider becomes super chic with the addition of new cushions in a trendy, graphic pattern. Throw in a few colorful pillows for added back support and this nursery essential suddenly becomes and a real showstopper. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Create the Little Details By Hand You don’t have to be a super-DIYer but it certainly pays off to start thinking handmade even if it’s just for the smallest of details. Crafting a bit of decorative bunting or printing your own graphics for framing is a great way to catch the do-it-yourself fever. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Give a Cheer for Pom-Poms Inexpensive and easy to make, the tissue pom is a whimsical party favorite that can also add pizazz to a child’s bedroom decor. Try incorporating different size poms and tissue paper in shades of the same color for maximum impact. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Design Your Own Bed Creating your own headboard with easily accessible materials such MDF (medium density fiberboard), foam, fabric glue and a staple gun will have you feeling like a true craftsman in no time. Crazy Wonderful blogger, Shelley, updated her daughters toddler room by creating a white, classic tufted headboard her daughter can grow with over the years. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Get Creative With Paint Rather than painting the wall behind the crib one color, why not get creative with paint and go for three or four colors? Horizontal or vertical stripes are super dramatic. Here, Rebecca Propes of Fresh Chick Designs frames the center of the wall with molding and paints the stripes down the middle giving the room an instant focal feature. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Choose Oversized Wall Decals Add graphics in an instant along with a bit of drama. When selecting decorative wall decals or wall stickers, think big. For just a little more, many companies offer custom designs and sizes so you can let your child’s imagination run wild. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Make Your Own Mobile Add a little whimsy to your child’s space and create a handmade mobile. Birds, butterflies and geometric shapes are currently the most common mobile designs on the market. Make your mobile from a simple quilt hoop, fishing wire and fabric, or cut the shape you desire from simple cardstock. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com

Kids Room Paint Ideas

Designing a boy’s room is not a task for the faint of heart! It takes plenty of haggling, some smart compromises and a few creative ideas to reach a compromise that is agreeable to both the adults and the kids. Yet there are a few simple ways in which you can design and decorate a boy’s bedroom without going overboard on the budget. Paint not only enables you to alter the look of a room almost instantly, it does so in a cost-effective manner. As the popular adage goes, when in doubt, simply paint it!

Kids Room Paint Ideas

A creative treatment showing up in kids’ rooms is painting trim a color other than white, such as the red here, which visually wraps the room with a pretty ribbon. Take-away: This could be a playful detail in a laundry room or powder room.

Kids Room Paint Ideas

While painting a room is indeed mostly about aesthetics, there are many functional advantages as well. A clever paint job in a small bedroom can make it seem visually a lot larger than it really is. With most urban homes featuring compact rooms, it is a good idea to paint a child’s bedroom in a color scheme that reduces visual fragmentation of the space. In small boys’ rooms, it is best to not use more than three colors. If you are painting a teen bedroom that is tiny, then opt for cool, neutral tones like grey and combine them with deftly placed accent colors.

Kids Room Paint Ideas

With all the colors—and animals—already in attendance, it would have been easy to paint this room a clean white for balance. But adding yet another color—here a gentle green—gives the space even more dimension. Rather than make individual colors and creatures pop, it has a harmonizing influence on both man and beast. Paint Color: Chameleon by Benjamin Moore Save Save Save Save Save

Kids’ Colors Kids’ Colors allows families to personalize a bedroom or playroom to reflect their child’s current age and personality, yet still have the flexibility to adapt the space as the child grows up. The colors complement a variety of designs to create fun, age-appropriate rooms that can be easily updated with new design themes over time.

Grey, black and white are particularly effective contrasting colours, which also add definition. Blue is a more adventurous choice. Otherwise earthy burnt red offsets bright orange very nicely. See more bright ideas for orange kids rooms.

Paint a chalkboard wall (yes, they’re still cool). There’s something about a great big chalkboard wall that invites creativity — and with chalk paint available in every color of the rainbow now, you don’t need to limit yourself to black if that doesn’t go with your decor.

Though we love trying out all the new and vibrant paint colors on the market, we find ourselves returning time and again to the beauty and versatility of white—especially when a pair of subtle tones are used together. Here, the just slightly off-white walls (painted over grass cloth for added texture) contrast perfectly with the optic white of the beams. And just look how amazing that fabric looks on the ceiling! It’s a study in how perfectly white on white can harmonize with blue. Paint Color: White Dove by Benjamin Moore Save Save Save Save Save

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