The choice of colours in the children’s room and their effect
For the basic colour scheme in the children’s room, a highlight colour can of course be used, but we would always use it selectively rather than flatly. Toys, books and co. already bring enough colourfulness. “It is visually more calming when stored in closed boxes”, says interior designer Katharina Holzer from the “kinderzimmerei” furnishing team, which specialises in the interior design of children’s rooms. “Discreet colours of the wall, floor and furniture create a pleasant atmosphere. For example, the combination of furniture in white tones and wall design in light shades such as warm grey or cream has a fresh and harmonious effect,” says Katharina Holzer.
Extra color tip: check room conditions
Before going into the colour scheme, the proportions and special features of the room have to be taken into account: If the room appears rather cool in general, for example, due to its position in the north orientation – a rather warm tone is preferable for the wall colour in order to bring some warmth into the room. If the room is beautifully light-flooded and facing south, a cooler colour creates a welcome balance and an antipole.
Is there an optimal colour scheme for the sleeping area and the learning area?
There is no universal rule when it comes to the choice of colour for the different areas in the children’s room. A dark blue colour in the sleeping area may be relaxing – but if the room has a dark floor, this should be avoided or only used occasionally,” says Katharina Holzer. For example, a calming light grey is the ideal basis in the learning and workplace area and can be complemented and rounded off with yellow areas and accents in orange. This colour combination looks bright, sunny and warm.