Whether you’re welcoming a little one into the world, moving a toddler into their first big bedroom, or trying to keep up with a child’s changing tastes, decorating children’s rooms and nurseries can be decidedly tricky. Our expert Colour Consultants know the conundrum well, which is why we asked them to create a selection of schemes that’ll offer not just stylish longevity, but practical durability.
Have a pink-obsessed child on your hands? This is a thoroughly modern scheme that’ll indulge their love of sugary shades without compromising on style. Rangwali, our new vibrant pink, turns bare floorboards into a fun focal point, while its Modern Eggshell finish ensures it’s tough enough to deal with anything they can throw at it. In fact, this tip applies anywhere – if your home is largely neutral, a feature floor makes a great addition no matter the room. In this scheme, the boldness is balanced by Peignoir, which brings the slightest blush of pink to walls, while Great White woodwork pulls everything together for a clean, cohesive look.
For a palette that suits all ages, try this simple but striking combination of Ultra Marine Blue and Snow White. The richly pigmented mid blue is bright enough to add personality to any room, while still creating a soothing environment for sleep. A classic combination of stronger wall colour and white trim makes for a timeless backdrop to their changing personalities, too – create it with tough, wipeable Modern Emulsion and Modern Eggshell, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a lasting scheme.
Neutral shades can be an excellent choice for a nursery – as well as creating a soothing environment to doze off in, they make a versatile backdrop for changing interests, or even changing occupants. For a room that grows with them, why not take soft School House White all over the walls and ceiling, and keep the colours to easily updated pieces? Our toy-safe Estate and Modern ranges can add instant personality to cots, bookcases, and toys, making for superbly adaptable, suits-all schemes.