Top Color Combos for Kids' Rooms

Whether decorating for tots or 'tweens, finding the perfect color palette is key for great design. Check out the latest trends for girls' and boys' rooms.

  • Complementary colors, like red and green, bring out the best in each other. Not only do they make a bold impact in a room's design, but they also reveal each other's true hue. Green walls are combined with red, yellow and green fabrics to create this elegant girl's room. A light yellow ceiling adds a touch of sunlight to the space, and handmade striped ottomans are perfect for extra seating.
  • As one of the hottest colors of the season, lavender is the ideal shade for a little girl's room. In this space lavender is paired with cream for a feminine, yet earthy palette, while butterfly wall details add a whimsical touch.
  • When decorating a boy's room, try the classic color scheme of red, white and blue. Navy curtains, red bedding with monogrammed accent and a striped fabric headboard pull the patriotic palette together for a strong, yet sophisticated atmosphere.
  • To add warmth and cheerfulness to a room, yellow is the color of choice. This clean and airy bedroom is accented with muted red and lime green prints and pillows.
  • An analogous color scheme of orange, yellow and green is the basis for this car-themed boy's bedroom. A chalkboard border is painted around the room to look like a road, and a combination of striped and patterned fabrics add visual interest to the space.
  • Don't fear using white in a kid's room. Not only does it lighten a room, but it can help a muted room look more energetic. In this cottage-inspired girl's room, white furniture and walls are accented with soft red and green accessories, creating a lively, elegant space. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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