Girls' Bedroom Color Schemes

The right mix of hues will help create a bedroom color scheme your girl will love.

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The custom bedding and wall art are color coordinated and complement the sweet, girly coral-colored walls.

By: Gina Hannah

Girls have a wide range of bedroom colors from which to choose, so finding the right look can seem overwhelming. Let your young lady start with one or two colors she loves, then build a great color scheme that works well into her teen years.

Girly Retro-Inspired Pink Bedroom

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Tween Dream

Originally the master bedroom, this 11' x 15' room offers plenty of space for 9-year-old Piper to play dress-up, study and display her doll collection. Pink is her favorite color and mom and designer Traci Fleming was more than happy to oblige, making pink the only color in the space.

Inspired by Boutique Hotels

When creating Piper's room, Traci approached it as if she were designing a room in a girl's boutique hotel. To achieve the look, she selected luxurious fabrics and put a few hotel tricks like symmetry, repetition and a limited palette, to work.

Thrifted Style

Both the blanket at the foot of the bed and the coral-lacquered nightstands, flanking each side of the bed, are swap-meet finds. Hanging above the nightstands, the bubble glass pendants were once part of a single fixture which Traci separated to create two pendants and a central fixture.

Kid-Proof Furniture

This coral nightstand features a slick, lacquered finish. Lacquered furniture is a great choice for a kid's room because the process used to apply it creates a durable, stain-resistant finish.

Form and Function

Traci decided to hang these retro bubble pendants above Piper's nightstands rather than place a lamp on each to free up display space.

Pretty in Pink

Various shades of pink — from coral to dusty rose to shell pink — fill the space.

Personalized Storage

The monogrammed trunk at the foot of Piper's bed holds her costumes and dress-up accessories.

Hand-Me-Down Collection

Piper has followed in her mother's footsteps collecting the same Mexican papier-mache dolls that Traci loved as a child. In fact, some of the dolls in Piper's collection are antiques that once belonged to her mom.

Girly Glam

A dedicated vanity area provides a place for Piper to display her jewelry now and will come in handy for makeup when she enters her teen years.

Repeat Colors

Inset panels on the closet doors were painted the same coral shade as the nightstands to pull that color to this side of the room.

Golden Touches

Oversized gold pulls on the retro vanity, another swap-meet find, add a touch of mellow gold.

Pink may be the realm of princesses, but a girl's room doesn't have to look like a powder puff. Combine a bright shade of pink with yellow, lime green and other bright accents for a feminine but strong look. Bright pink and orange, a favorite girl's combination, looks great with pretty white furniture. Layer multiple shades of pink for a look that is both soothing and uplifting. Dusty pink with neutrals such as beige or taupe can create a romantic mood that stays grounded instead of looking "fluffy." Brighter or richer shades of pink can be used with black furniture and accessories to create a sophisticated look.

Purple, like pink, is a classic girl's color; it can take a room's look in many directions, depending on the shade or shades you use. For a romantic look, join purple with soft, billowy white fabrics and white furniture. For a cheery modern or country look, combine purple with touches of yellow or bright green. Bright purple with black accents can create a striking contemporary mood.

Blue, traditionally considered a boy's color, can be made to look feminine or elegant when paired with furniture and accents in either white or contrasting or complementary colors. In particular, soft or light blues can provide a pretty backdrop for images of flowers, butterflies, rainbows and other artwork and accessories.

The guidelines for blue generally hold true for green as well. There are many shades from which to choose, and looks can range from soft and tranquil to bright and energetic.

Many girls love orange, and this cheery blend of yellow and red brings energy into a room. Orange with pink is a popular combination that can be used in soft shades or energetic bright shades.

For a girl's bedroom color scheme with staying power, stick with a white or neutral shade on the walls and add pops of color through rugs, window treatment and accessories. Neutrals create a tranquil backdrop for furnishings in a wide range of styles, and looks can be changed without having to repaint the entire room.

Wall murals, stencils, stripes and other touches are popular in girls' rooms. Although many younger girls like themes such as cartoon princesses, more artistic murals with trees, flowers and butterflies won't be outgrown as quickly.

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