Color has the ability to inspire, excite, soothe, heal and even agitate. This is particularly true for children, who can be extra sensitive to color’s impact. So the importance of picking out just the right color for a young child’s room shouldn’t be underestimated.
- Purple. Often associated with royalty, purple is ambitious and self-assured. It’s also the color of passion, creativity, wisdom, and spirituality. This deep and emotive color is great for inspiring sensitivity and compassion in children. But if your child is particularly sensitive, you may want to keep this color limited to accents.
- Pink. Although it’s usually associated with typical girly spaces, pink has a calming feel that can translate to both genders. Any child can grow out of too much pink quickly, though, so try pairing pink artwork, accessories, and textiles with a neutral background.
- Warm colors. Warm colors inspire happiness, coziness, and comfort in most people. They can also make large, open spaces feel more intimate for young ones. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re limited to brown and tan — use these easy colors as a platform for brighter and more daring shades.
- Cool colors. Some of us associate cool colors with sterile, hospital-like environments, but lighter cool colors can have a calming effect on children. Plus, many of these colors help small spaces seem a little bit more open. Try layering in shades of cream for some softness and contrast, and consider comfortable and cuddly textiles for warmth.
Tell us: What color is your child’s room, and why did you choose that color?