Unexpected Interior Decorating for Kids – No Blue & Pink

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Published Apr 19, 2016

Kids enjoy many colors, but they are constantly being pushed by their parents to wear blue or pink clothes, live in a blue or pink room & play with blue or pink toys. Let your kids escape from this common and sterile pattern and try a more interesting color scheme.

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The reason we are used to painting children’s rooms only pink or blue, depending on the child’s gender, is that adults have prejudice. If you are creative enough, you may even decorate your children’s room in a way that will be both original and easy to be kept clean and tidy. Of course, you should be much more concerned about what will please your kid, instead of how you will clean the space. Here are several suggestions that will surely inspire you to go for colors which will bring more style and personality to your kids’ room:


  • Orange and Yellow

An entirely citrus-colored room may be not so bright an idea, but a few fresh accents can really do miracles for a plain and dull children’s room. Combine mild shades of yellow or orange with neutral beige or green for instance to prevent the room from looking too clean and distressed. You can easily achieve a soft and gentle atmosphere if you paint the walls in some creamy shade of yellow. A grey room with fresh orange or lemon decorative elements as well as a few pillows and an armchair will be very enjoyable for every kid. The citrus shade will add freshness to the interior, while grey cabinets or a carpet may spare you much domestic cleaning as they will conceal some blemishes.

  • Pastel Nuances

The softness of pastels make them equally appropriate for both young ladies and gentlemen. If you pick such hues for your kids’ room, you can be sure that your beloved children will have a calming and relaxing place to sleep, study or play. Pastel shades are also very suitable for babies due to their soothing effect. Classy hues like lilac, mint or peach will add a touch of elegance to the décor of your kids’ room, so do not be afraid to paint the walls with either one or a few of them. Should you decide to combine the colors, keep accessories to minimum or at least go for ones with clean lines and light texture, to avoid the feel of gingerbread interior.


  • Earthy Tones

Every kids’ room will truly benefit from warm and earthy shades, as long as you put a couple of cheerful decorative elements to bring more life to the space. Combine dark wood furniture with grass green carpeting to represent a magical forest. Or you may select a light and natural color like beige for the walls and a bolder hue, for example red, for the bedclothes of your child. Compensate the neutral shade with accents in a lively color to freshen the atmosphere of the kids’ room up. A great idea is to try to represent your angels’ favorite seasons, which may be a not so complicated task. Draw a few snowflakes on the wall, put a few plants in the room (this will also teach your kids how to take care of things) or decorate cleanly in a marine theme, the choices are endless.

If you are not ready to give up pink or blue, at least escape from decorating the room only these colors and mix them with something other instead. Plenty of hues are waiting to be used in your children’s room.



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I love these tips -- kid's rooms are often so overly gendered; these are some nice neutral alternatives without being boring. I'm pretty excited about the orange and yellow:)

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