Popular Colors for a Kid’s Room

Picking the best paint colors for a kid’s room is a challenging task. You want to choose colors they’ll love even as they get older while still exuding a child-like innocence that never gets old, so you won’t have to keep repainting the walls every other year.

With a large color palette to choose from, how do you narrow it down? Here are some popular paint colors for a kid’s room that have stood the test of time because of their universal appeal and versatility. Also, it’s important to think about not just how the room will look aesthetically but how it might affect your mood. A lot of research has been done on how certain colors have psychological effects on children.


Pink is the most traditional choice for a girl’s room, topping any list of colors choices for a girl’s bedroom; of course, it’s just as suitable for boys too.

Pink is a relaxing color that helps develop feelings of empathy and nurturing. It provokes a sense of compassion in children, causing them to act more considerate and caring; research speculates perhaps this is because it’s associated with a feminine or more “motherly” feel.

The biggest challenge with this color is that children tend to outgrow it quicker than any other color. When used excessively, pink can be quite overpowering and can lead to feelings of irritation or nervousness and may even cause headaches. Children may grow up to dislike the color, and you’ll need to repaint sooner.

Painting your kid’s room pink doesn’t mean that the entire room needs to be pink. You can use it as an accent, or use it as the main color balanced out with other colors or decorations in more neutral tones. There are also many shades of pink – perhaps look past the pastel pink hue that might age quicker since it’s commonly associated with babies.


When it comes to a little boy’s room, blue is the most popular choice; however, it’s been gaining popularity with girls over the years.

Blue is also a very reassuring and relaxing color. Therefore, it’s often recommended for use in a room for children who are highly prone to throwing tantrums. Some studies found blue’s calming effects include lowering heart rate and blood pressure and slowing breathing.

However, like pink, too much blue can also be overwhelming or cause a depressing effect. Balance it out with other accent colors, perhaps something bright and cheery like yellow or red. There are also many hues of blue; you could use a light blue for a sky themed room or a darker blue for an ocean themed room.


Red can be a really fun and stimulating color for a kid’s room. Research shows it energizes children and increases focus, which is why it’s also a popular choice for classrooms.

However, too much red could potentially cause problems: it may trigger aggression, especially in toddlers. So red is best used as an accent color. Perhaps consider using it for an accent wall.


 Yellow creates an upbeat and happy ambiance in any room. It gives off a sunny vibe, and studies show it helps to promote concentration and memory recall.

However, this vibrant color might not be the best choice for a child who already has issues with calming down at bedtime or who wakes up early. Too much yellow can give make the room feel like it’s daytime all the time.

Yellow would also work well as an accent, especially when paired with blue, gray or green. This keeps the positive yellow vibes but tones it down so it’s not too overwhelming.


This gender-neutral color has been gaining popularity over the years in indoor painting. It’s a soothing color that brings a touch of nature and a feeling of the great outdoors into a room.

In studies, green may increase reading ability and comprehension. Green is a popular color choice for classrooms because of this. It might be a great color if your child is going to do their homework in their room.

Green would make a great main color or accent color, depending on the hue. Too much of a darker green like a forest or pine green can be overwhelming or depressing, and would make a better accent color. A lighter green like a mint or tea green as the main paint color can be calming.

Your kids deserve a great space where they can play, relax, and sleep in. Strategic indoor painting sets the tone for the rest of the décor and can affect children’s mood and behavior. Carefully consider all your color choices to pick the best paint color for your kid’s room.

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