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

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.

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.

Writing on the Wall

Imagine a wall-sized dedicated easel that is easily wiped clean at day’s end… 

Notable® Dry Erase Paint makes it possible. Clear Dry Erase Paint can be used over any existing wall color, magically transforming it into a vibrant dry erase wall. Just hand over the dry erase markers to the kids and see creative inspiration come to life, day after day. There’s also a White option for the dry erase whiteboard traditionalists out there. 

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

Chalk + Paint + Color = Creativity

You can also designate an area of a kid’s room for expressing creativity with chalk. Benjamin Moore’s ben® Chalkboard Paintempowers you to create a dynamic and unique accent wall that your little one will love. 

Forget about old-style blackboards: ben Chalkboard Paint is available in 3,500+ paint colors–so no matter what color the room, you’ve got a huge array of coordinating color options. 

A DIY favorite, our ben® paint line offers a special formulation that makes painting easier with quick-fix drips and smooth touch-ups.

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.

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 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.

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