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KIDS' ROOMS IDEAS & INSPIRATION

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

As you survey the bounty of color available for kids of all ages, breathe easy: Benjamin Moore’s greenest paint, 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

The CERTIFIED ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY Mark is a Registered Certification Mark of the ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA 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 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.

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 color for bedding, pillows and other room décor–like the cheery, aqua-colored 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 color 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 colors 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-colored 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 colors–so no matter what color the room, you’ve got a huge array of coordinating color 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 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, especially if you opt for deep, primary colors. Complementary color 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 odor and provides a durable and beautiful furniture-like finish. Colorful accent furniture can provide a smile-worthy pop of color in an otherwise color-neutral space.
Natura® Paint

Natura® Interior Paint

What better place than a bedroom or nursery to use a paint that is also Certified asthma and allergy friendly®.
*The CERTIFIED ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY Mark is a Registered Certification Mark of the ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA and ALLERGY STANDARDS LTD.

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