As your survey the bounty of colour available for kids of all ages, breathe easy : Benjamin Moore's most environmentally friendly paint, Natura®, is certified asthma and allergy friendly® and has zero emissions*.
*Zero emissions measured at 4 hours after application, according to ASTM Standard Guide D5116 and CDPH/EHLB/Standard method V1.1.
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Our tips for choosing a kids scheme
Ask children what colour 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.
A colour like Yellow Highlighter 2021-40 is fabulous and bright, and can be softened by Cotton Balls 2145-70 on woodwork and complemented by Downpour Blue 2063-20 as an accent. Blend these saturated tones with neutrals, like greys and beiges, for bedding, pillows and other room décor.
Beyond the Pale
If you're the practical type, you may be interested in colour 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 colours 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
Designate an area of the room for expressing creativity with chalk. Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint empowers you to create a dynamic and unique accent wall that your little one will love.
A lifetime away from traditional black, our Chalkboard Paint is available in Benjamin Moore's 3,500+ paint colours–so no matter what colour the room, you've got a huge array of coordinating colour options.
Keep it Complementary
The chemistry that exists between colours on opposite sides of the colour wheel–known as 'complementary colours' in colour and design parlance–is palpable. Complementary colour schemes that include primary or bold colours are said to create excitement or high energy (think sports team jerseys).
Explore how these types of happy colour unions–purple & yellow, blue & orange–can infuse any size room with a sense of whimsy, especially if you opt for deep, primary colours. Complementary colour 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.
Our ADVANCE® water-based paint can be used on furniture*, cabinets and woodwork to provides a durable and beautiful finish. Colourful accent furniture can provide a smile-worthy pop of colour in an otherwise colour-neutral space.
*Not recommended for toys and cots.
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