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Bedroom Colours: want to know what colours are best for children’s bedrooms?

Discover the right colours for childrens bedrooms so you can boost creativity, calm, soothe, aid learning and more… 


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Feng Shui Bedroom Colours for Children – best bedroom colours for children’s bedrooms

Young children tend to veer, when left to choose for themselves, towards the red,orange and yellow end of the colour spectrum.  These bedroom colours create a clear, bright environment and are also popular for play areas. 

I would, however, exercise caution when it comes to painting children’s bedrooms completely in red.  As mentioned in my newsletter of two weeks ago, red is an active, energizing colour which may over-stimulate your little one.  So, if your child is hell bent on red, introduce it as an accent colour on curtains, bedspreads and cushions etc. 

A soft yellow, although not recommended for adults, can often promote positivity in children’s bedrooms and help develop their thought processes.  However, avoid strong, citrus yellows that can often be too intense especially for a small bedroom.    

Blue (light and warm) can often be useful to calm a hyperactive child.  However, if your children’s bedroom is north facing or lacking in natural light, blue can have too much of a sedative effect. 

A light green is one of the best colours for children’s bedrooms, in particular those with learning difficulties (dyslexia, for example).  Green has soothing, healing qualities.  Green also lies in the middle of the colour spectrum so helps to balance the right and left brain and aid learning.     

Pink is one of the preferred girlie colours for childrens bedroom and again is a great soothing, loving colour.  If baby pink doesn’t appeal, you can always add a bit of zest and life to the colour scheme by adding a deeper, crimson pink or magenta.    

Remember, lighter or softer bedroom colours are best for younger children.  Try not to stimulate your child too much by introducing wacky mobiles, wall stickers or jazzy or floral wallpaper.  Leave the stimulating, fun element of the room to bedcovers, posters and toys (but not too many toys).        

Climate should also play a role when choosing appropriate bedroom colours (for adults and children)!  If you live in a cool climate, you may want to think about bedroom colours from the warm end of the spectrum.  Similarly, if you live in a warm climate, lighter shades of blue will prove cool and refreshing bedroom colours.

Teens tend to move towards blues and greens but I'd always let your child have a say in what bedroom colours he or she wants.  It's their space after all and many children know intuitively what they need.  Plus, it helps give them a sense of independence, preparing them for decision making at a later stage in life. 

If children’s bedrooms are small, stick to one colour throughout.  This will make the room look a lot bigger and reduce the negative effect of any unwanted angles or cutting edges or chi. 

Children grow up so fast that you may need to change their surroundings to reflect this.  Be prepared to go with the flow in terms of new ideas for bedroom colours and furniture rearrangement.  I’d recommend taking stock of a childrens bedroom at least every 2 to 3 years.

So, are you fully armed regarding bedroom colours?  Do you know what bedroom colours to avoid and what ones foster a sense of peace and tranquility? 

I truly hope so!

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