Scour Pinterest and Houzz and you will find plenty of room painting ideas for kids. A child’s room or play area is an excellent canvas for your creativity. Anything goes in a kids room which means if you’ve been eager to experiment with colour, now is your chance.
In a home, it’s common to keep the main living areas fairly neutral. Kids often like a pop of colour!
It’s about more than colour, too. Many kids rooms sport a theme. This makes decorating easy and keeps the style consistent in the room.
If your child’s room is in need of an interior makeover, we’ve put together some popular painting ideas to help you!
Nursery Room Painting Ideas
Neutral pastels – For those wanting colour without too much of a theme, painting a room in a pastel shade of yellow, peach, blue or green always works well. Pastels give the appearance of a baby’s room without being too focused on a theme. Feel free to mix and match colours.
Black & White and a Pop of Colour – Go bold! Crisp white paint with a mixture of black and white furniture looks very trendy in a nursery. Add in a pop of colour to provide interest for the baby. Popular colours include red, yellow and mustard.
Murals – Murals have always been popular in a baby’s room. Floral scenes, animals and favourite characters always look great in a nursery. In 2018 expect to see larger than life designs.
Kids Room Painting Ideas
Lots of times, parents will paint their children’s’ rooms with a theme in mind. Popular themes include representations of popular movies, animals, princesses and space. Painting is a lot of work so you may want to consider a colour that can grow with your child for more than a year or two.
Popular colours for 2018 are lilac, dark blue, yellow, light blue, mint, turquoise and green.
Playroom Painting Ideas
Primary colours, wallpaper and murals look amazing in a playroom. If you have a play area in your home, this is a great place to really experiment with colour and design.
Fun is the name of the game in playroom and games rooms. Girls may like a princess castle themed playroom while boys may like a dinosaur or space room.
Have boys and girls? You can go gender neutral with colour and theme and the kids will still have a lot of fun! Think about what your kids like to play and plan appropriately.
In a playroom, you will want to use a durable paint. Semi-gloss works well. After all, this is a space where the kids will be playing and the paint is bound to take some wear and tear. You will want a paint that can stand the test of time and also plenty of wiping down! It’s their playroom! You don’t want to have to worry about fingerprints on the wall.
Teen Painting Ideas
By the time your child is a teenager, they likely want something a little bit more subtle and trendy. Teenagers are starting to feel more grown up and they want their dogs to match their age.
Your teenager will probably want to have a little bit more say on their design. Chances are, what’s setting trends in the living room will also set trends in your teenager’s room.
Whites, greys and soft colours are common for girls. Darker greys, blues and greens are common for boys at this age.
With a teenager’s room, they will likely bring the theme and colour into the room with their accessories and wall hangings.
More Painting Ideas
The key to painting kids’ rooms is to be creative, use colour and create a space that can stand the test of time. You also want to make sure it’s something that your child will like. It’s important to get your child involved with colours, themes and accessories.
Another thing when painting with colour is to make sure you do a good job. Especially with darker colours, streaks and imperfections can show. So, have patience and seek perfection when you paint the walls. Your paint job will then last longer.