Kids Room Paint Color Ideas & Inspiration

Red wall with a wooden plank coat rack, two striped children's robes, one in pink and one in black. Red wall with a wooden plank coat rack, two striped children's robes, one in pink and one in black.

Kids Room Paint Color Ideas & Inspiration

From dreamy pastels to energetic brights, paint color makes magic in kids' rooms.

Whether you are hoping to spark their imagination, or give them their very own hideout, choosing a kids' room paint color should be fun. With 3,500+ options, Benjamin Moore has the paint color for every kid, and every personality.

Kids' Room Paint Color Ideas

What paint color will make their spirit soar? Check out these kid-centric color schemes and make them your own!

Artist's Palette

For Picassos and Pollocks.

Nautical Seas

For Mermaids and Mariners.

Woodland Charm

For Fairies and Foxes.

Kids' room with white shiplap walls, two beds and sofa atop red drawers with accent pillows, stuffed toys and small blue chair.

Balancing Brights

Ask children what color they want for their room, and big, bright hues top the list. Knowing that this is the space where they sleep, study and play, balance is the key. Using bold accent colors against off-white is the perfect way to create color equilibrium. And layering in color with decor, throws, and bedding is the icing on the cake!

Here, cheery Raspberry Blush 2008-30 cabinets pop against Paper White OC-55 walls, and an array of colorful pillows and patchwork-style rug come together to create a vibrant sanctuary that sparks imagination.
White bedroom with alcove bunk beds in shades of blue with matching bedding, yellow pillows, wooden stepstool, and ladder.

Beyond the Pale

If you're more practical, choose paint color choices that will translate seamlessly from infant to toddler to big kid.

To align a nursery or kid's room with their growth spurts, consider using bold colors for room décor and furniture, allowing a neutral or pale hue on walls that will remain tried and true, year after year.

Here, Buxton Blue HC-149 creates subtle contrast on the upper wall with Blue Danube 2062-30 on the lower—a classic color scheme. Yellow pillows and blue bedding in different shades create fun accents that are easy to update for fresh pops of color.
Orange and blue walled play area with dinosaur painting, small yellow chair, blue drum set, and child's fireman jacket.

Keep it Complementary

The chemistry that exists between colors on opposite sides of the color wheel–known as 'complementary colors' in color and design parlance–is palpable. Complementary color schemes that include primary or bold colors are said to create excitement or high energy (think sports team jerseys).

Explore how these types of happy color unions–purple & yellow, blue & orange–can infuse any size room with a sense of whimsy. For some, complementary color schemes may be a bit too bold. Using a primary hue with a lighter or darker complementary color, offers a more subtle option.

Find more in our Color Insights section, where you can also learn about analogous colors, warm and cool colors, the psychology of color, and more.
Cream bathroom with orange and red chairs, matching towels, white stool, lantern lighting and a boy playing at a gray sink.

Accent on Fun

Aura® Bath & Spa is specifically created to withstand the humidity of bathrooms, all with a gorgeous matte finish.

Add colorful accent furniture for a smile-worthy pop of color in an otherwise color-neutral space. ADVANCE®, used here on these tiny bathroom chairs, is low VOC and provides a durable and beautiful furniture-like finish in Million Dollar Red 2003-10 and Autumn Cover 2170-30. Both in a satin finish, the chairs pop against soft matte walls in Pink Damask OC-72.

Continue Your Color Journey!

Order Benjamin Moore Paint Color Samples and pick up in-store at your local, independently owned retailer, or have them delivered to your doorstep from our online store. Try our 4x8" color swatches available online only. Experiment with paint colors from your phone–using your own room photos–with the free Benjamin Moore Color Portfolio® mobile app!

Pink and yellow walled bedroom with beanbag chair, cluttered corkboard, white desk, and bedspread with two-toned bedding.

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