When it comes to kids and teenage rooms, decorating can be a lot of fun, especially choosing a color scheme with them that will bring out their personality. Their bedroom should be comfortable and safe for them, but also reflect who they truly are. With some guidance, you can help young kids or teenagers select colors that speak to them, even if it means they like bright orange or lime green colors which can be used on an accent wall or through accessories. You want your children to have something lively and fun that makes them happy, so give them the creative freedom to figure out what they truly enjoy and help guide them through the process. Try to stick to 2-3 warm and cool color combinations with patterns and prints to add texture to the space. If you decide that you need help putting the room together, contact an interior designer to help tie everything together cohesively. Below are some popular color schemes for kids and teenage rooms to give you some ideas.
Purple and Orange
Purple is a popular color that works well with your younger daughters as well as your older daughters. When paired with a warm vibrant color such as orange, the color combination really pops. A purple bedroom has that bold wow factor that some kids dream of, especially if the walls are painted purple. It’s all in how you tie the colors together and how you incorporate prints and patterns to the room to add texture to the space. Include at least two different shades of purple to give some contrast and interest to the color palette. You could choose the furniture in light wood tones or white painted furniture. Don’t be afraid to add in a third color such as aqua, yellow, red, or lime green in the bedding, drapes, or from accent rugs on a small scale to really mix it up.
Black and White
This color scheme can work for both males or females. It’s a flexible and neutral color that can be used for the walls with pops of bold colors as accents. You can keep the bedframe, nightstands, and dresser a neutral color as well and incorporate patterns and prints into the room. A striped black and white rug or a black and white art mural would bring texture and visual interest to the space. Throw in pops of color that your young child or teenager really enjoys (green, blue, yellow, purple, etc…) from pillows, bedding, rugs, table lamps, or window treatments. You can also paint moldings, trims, and baseboards to give it an additional pop of color or splash on a bright color on an accent wall. If your kids love to paint or draw, keep the walls neutral with chalkboard paint or wallpaper which allows them to create their own artwork or art murals directly on the walls. Black and white is a great neutral color combination that works well with multiple additions of accent colors.
Pink and Green
Rose Quartz is one of Pantone’s color of 2016 and is a shade of pink that is lovely but not too bright and overwhelming. Pink can add a soft touch to a room if it’s a muted pink and when paired with a vibrant green, it’s a great color combination. Pink is a warm color and green is a cool color. When you mix both warm and cool colors together, it really makes the space visually interesting compared to a monochromatic color scheme where you have one color in various shades. There are many hues of pink from hot pink, to a bold magenta, to a soft pink. You can add stripes on a wall, patterns on drapes, or hang wallpaper in a geometric or floral design in greens and pinks.
Blue and Yellow
I had the pleasure of designing a bedroom for a 10 year old boy named Conor in a blue and yellow color scheme. Blue and yellow is a great combination of cool and warm complementary colors. Since blue was Conor’s favorite color, 2 similar but different shades of blue was used for the walls with pops of warm yellow accents on the ceiling, rug, table lamp, and storage bins. A light shade of grey was also used on the striped ceiling which picked up some hints of blue from the walls. The chevron pattern on the rug and lampshade provided texture to the space. The wall hung desk is a perfect addition to the room to assist Conor with his homework and activities as he grows into a teenager. Storage bins provided plenty of storage for his toys and books. Final touches included an astronaut theme (since Conor loved astronauts) through the use of bedding, wall decals, and ceiling light fixture.