Sending your child to their room for a timeout may take on a whole new meaning after a paint makeover - if the walls sport the right colours, they may just want to stay there. DULUX® Paints shares some ideas for creating a colourful space that both you and your child will enjoy.
The Effect of Colour
Colours can have a tremendous effect on the mood and well-being of children. Bright red energizes and stimulates, while cooler shades like blue are calming and relaxing. Pastel hues are also known to be soothing, while bright, bold tones can promote a sense of playfulness.
Popular colours for kids’ rooms from Dulux Paints include citrus tones Daisy Chain (45YY 79/376) yellow and Limelight (90YY 58/424) green and pastels Smooth Grape (30RB 53/117) violet, Winter Mauve (70RR 57/070) pink and Indigo Sea (90BG 14/337) blue. Complementary colour combinations like Lilac Splendor (90BB 26/227) purple combined with Spring Willow (70YY 66/265) green or Whiter Shade (50YR 62/008) grey and Noble Grey (30BB 10/019) black, add contrast and interest.
Finding Your Child’s Style
They’re going to spend a lot of time in the space, so make sure your child is consulted on the décor. When kids take ownership of a project, they value the outcome that much more.
Your child is growing up quickly, so choose that colours can mature with them.
Look at the space from your child’s perspective. Add interest with a mural, a feature wall, stripes or use colour blocking.
Choose paint that can take a beating. Durability and washability are key features to look for to prevent scuffs and keep dirt and grime at bay.
More Painting Help
Visit www.dulux.ca or a Dulux Paints store near you, where expert and knowledgeable staff are ready to help you select the right colours, products and tools for that professional finish.
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