Kids Bedroom Colors, how to choose the right combination

How to choose the right bedroom colors? Every child will have their favourite bedroom colors and the right combination could make a room appear bigger, brighter, and make it come to life. Before choosing the colors for your child’s bedroom, there are a few things to consider. Take a look at the color wheel to guide and help you choose the perfect combination for your child’s bedroom.

Looking at the colour wheel, we will see these 3 categories which are the basics for our color scheme.

Primary Colors
Red, yellow and blue. These 3 are the base colors, these colors can not be formed by any combination.

Secondary Colors
Green, orange and violet. These are the colors formed by mixing 2 of the primary colors.

Tertiary Colors
Yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue-violet, blue-green and yellow-green. These are the colors formed by mixing 1 primary and 1 secondary color.

Now we know the color basics, we can choose a color and explore the possibilities and combination from the different schemes described here.

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are 2 colors directly opposite each other in the color wheel, for example red & green. Complementary colors will bring contrast to the room, when placed next to each other, complementary colors make each other appear brighter, and more intense. If too much contrast is too overwhelming you could choose lighter shades of the 2 contrast colors instead, or use one of the 2 contrast colors as a feature color in the room.

Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are 3 colors that are positioned next to each other in the color wheel, for example red & red-orange & orange. Analogous Colors match well together, are harmonious, and usually found in nature. When using analogous colors, let one color dominate, and make the other 2 colors support colors to complement the main one.

Square Color Scheme

The square color scheme is a combination of 4 colours evenly distance from each other on the color wheel, for example red & blue-violet & green & yellow-orange. The Square Color Scheme particularly works well in kids bedrooms, it is a rich color scheme which will suit many variations.

The colors White, Grey & Black are considered neutral and can be incorporated with any of the above color schemes.

Remember that colors can change significantly depending on the amount of light in the room and the different times of year. And if you are not sure, just choose a color which is 1 or 2 shades lighter then the one you picked. When choosing bedroom colors, involve your child and let him or her choose her favourite color and with the knowledge here you can make your child’s bedroom a coordinated stylish room.

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