From dreamy pastels to energetic brights, colour makes magic in kids’ rooms.

As you survey the bounty of colour available for kids of all ages, breathe easy: Benjamin Moore's greenest paint,
Benjamin Moore Natura™, is certified asthma & allergy friendly™ and has zero VOCs* and zero emissions (measured at 4 hours after application).**

*Zero VOC according to EPA Method 24.

**According to ASTM Standard Guide D 5116 and CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method V1.1

CERTIFIED ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY™ is a certification mark of the Asthma Society of Canada and ALLERGY STANDARDS LTD.

Perpendicular bunk beds in a cheery yellow alcove feature grey and off-white bedding and bright yellow pillows.

Balancing Brights

Ask children what colour 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.

Here, Yellow Highlighter 2021-40 brings on the bright, softened by Cotton Balls 2145-70 on trim and complemented by Downpour Blue 2063-20 on the back wall. Blending neutrals, like greys and beiges, helps empower the use of vivid colour for bedding, pillows and other room décor–like the cheery, aqua-coloured chair.
An alcove kid's bed sits above a chest of multi-hued blue drawers besides a surfboard propped against a wall.

Beyond the Pale

If you’re the practical type, you may be interested in colour choices that will transition seamlessly from infant to toddler to big kid.

To align a kid’s room alongside their growth spurts, consider reserving bold colours for room décor or furniture, allowing a practical neutral or pale hue on walls to stay tried and true, year after year.
A white chalk drawing of an ornate vanity on minty-green chalkboard paint overlooks a gauze-framed queen-sized bed with multi-coloured pillows.

Writing on the Wall

Designate an area of the room for expressing creativity with chalk. Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint empowers you to create a dynamic and unique accent wall that your little one will love.

A lifetime away from traditional black, our Chalkboard Paint is available in Benjamin Moore’s 3,500+ paint colours–so no matter what colour the room, you’ve got a huge array of coordinating colour options.
A little girl surveys a corner nook featuring a round table with birthday hats and orange-hued spherical Japanese lanterns floating above.

Keep it Complementary

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

Explore how these types of happy colour unions–purple & yellow, blue & orange–can infuse any size room with a sense of whimsy, especially if you opt for deep, primary colours. Complementary colour schemes can be a bit too bold for some, so using a primary with a lighter or darker complement offers a more subtle option.
A little boy conducts his morning routine from a stepstool in front of a farmhouse sink between two brightly painted child-sized chairs.

Accent on Fun

Make a secondhand find more kid-centric by reviving it with a fresh coat of paint.

ADVANCE®, used here on these pint-sized bathroom chairs, is low VOC, low odour and provides a durable and beautiful furniture-like finish. Colourful accent furniture can provide a smile-worthy pop of colour in an otherwise colour-neutral space.
Benjamin Moore Natura® Paint

Benjamin Moore Natura™ Interior Paint

What better place than a bedroom or nursery to use a paint that is also Certified asthma and allergy friendly™.

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