Going to Paint a Kids' Room? We Found the Best Colors
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Experts share their favorite colors to paint kids' rooms and play spaces.
Picking paint colors can be a daunting task. With thousands of colors to choose from, it's hard to know what colors will look good. Children's rooms can be particularly tricky. Parents want to create spaces that are cheerful and energizing for their kids (that will grow with them), but they often opt for colors they wouldn't use in the rest of their home. Paint colors for children should indeed be cheerful, but they should also be ones that you, the parent, can appreciate.
ShelterPop asked several experts in children's room decor to share some of their favorite paint colors. Here's what they had to say:
For parents ready to make a bolder color choice, Jones recommends Benjamin Moore's Iris Bliss #1383, which she used in a room designed for an 8-year-old girl. Says Jones, "This saturated lilac gives the walls a nice jolt of color without screaming 'purple'!" An even brighter alternative is Benjamin Moore's Rosy Blush #2086-30 (above). "As far as hot pinks go, this is the real deal," says Jones.
Susanna Salk, author of the book "Room For Children," says that she's a big fan of orange for children's rooms. "It's so unisex and very happy," says Salk. "Also orange can grow with child all the way through [their childhood]," unlike soft blues or pastel pinks that might start to feel too "baby" once a child is a little older. (Benjamin Moore's Tropical Orange #2170-20 is a favorite of Salk's.) If orange is too bold for your tastes, Salk suggests a pairing of light charcoal and white for a nursery. "It's unexpectedly elegant and again, unisex," notes Salk.
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