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.
  • This girl's room pairs lavender with cream, with draped window treatments and draped fabric emanating from a crown-like shape over the headboard. Iron scrollwork on a wall, flowers on the dresser, and butterfly wall details add finishing touches.
  • 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.
  • A yellow and pillow, muted red and lime green prints and muted red pillows add touches of color to this white bed.
  • This boy's bedroom is colored in orange and green with a chalkboard border painted around the room to look like a road and a combination of striped and patterned fabrics. His name hangs on the wall for a personalized touch.
  • In this cottage-inspired girl's room, white furniture and walls are accented with soft red and green accessories. Fabric on the poster bed, long curtains on the window, and flowers on the dresser add a sweet touch. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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