It’s an exciting time when decorating a nursery for a soon-to-appear baby or updating an existing child’s bedroom. There are themes to pick, furniture to arrange and paints to test out. These 10 paint colours and treatments reflect the latest trends and are guaranteed to give your kid the coolest room around.
Soft grey walls create a cozy neutral palette where colour touches can come from the soft furnishings, toys and room accessories. (Plus, it makes for a sweet stormy backdrop for these adorable cloud wall lights).
Bold and bright, this teenager’s room makes a spicy statement on the walls, but it’s the grey carpeting and grey on the ceiling that ground these two high-energy colours.
When looking for a calm colour that acts like a neutral, but still has a hint of tint, a muted mint green is at the top of this year’s cool-colour class.
In this pretty botanically themed bedroom, a classic rose tone is given a punch of punk attitude with a strip of fuchsia below the traditional wall trim. An opaque floral decal above the bed adds depth without distracting from the wall colour.
This modern two-tone mix of a greyish white and soft peach on opposing walls brings an ultra-contemporary vibe to a newborn’s nursery without making it feeling cold or stark.
Drawing inspiration from the comic-book universe, this bedroom uses blocks of primary colours – true blue, sunflower yellow and fire-engine red – against a neutral grey to highlight specific architectural features and furnishings.
Just because the room is for a child doesn’t mean it can’t be elegant – a sophisticated palette of soft white, dove grey and deep grey show off the attributes of the space, while the splashes of sunshine yellow add a youthful glow.
Sometimes, letting a wall remain white is a statement in itself – the carefully chosen purple tones now really stand out, drawing the eye above the bed to a fun multi-coloured polka-dot wall display.
Sky’s the Limit
Pulling inspiration from the sky outside, this moody blue-green is ideal for a sky-like backdrop of on-trend mid-century-modern furnishings.
A sweet choice for a nursery, this buttery honey shade matches up beautifully with wood tones and other neutrals such as grey and white. Opt for this tone when you want the effect of neutral, but still want a touch of colour.