Motivate your child with colour design and individual furnishing solutions
Pink for the girls, blue for the boys. Is that the way it has to be?! Far away from traditional classifications, colours deliberately chosen for children’s rooms can make a big difference: With a well thought-out colour concept, rooms are visually enlarged or reduced in size. Light colours make the room appear larger and airier, while dark tones create a feeling of tightness, but also of shelter. In addition, colours influence our sense of well-being. Those who familiarize themselves with the theme of colour effects before designing their children’s rooms create a cosy refuge for their children and unfold their creativity.
Everything in your favourite colour? Green today, yellow tomorrow and orange the day after tomorrow: children’s favourite colour changes often. If you focus exclusively on theier current favourite colour for interior design, you will quickly face backlash when the colour is no longer in favour of the little ones. Parents are well advised to use interchangeable accessories to reflect today’s colour taste.
The growing desks from moll can also change colour at any time: At the Champion desk, for example, the colours of runners, handles and stakes can be changed easily. The decorative elements are supplied in a stylish box with each table and can be replaced in no time at all. For those who like it even more colourful, the Champion also offers side parts in various shades: from light green to purple – there is the right colour for everyone.
The choice of colours in the children’s room and their effect
“For the basic colouring in the children’s room, a highlight colour can of course be used, but we would always use it selectively rather than over a large area. Toys, books and the like already bring enough colour with them. It is visually calmer if they are stored in closed boxes,” says interior designer Katharina Holzer from the “kinderzimmerei” furnishing team, which specialises in interior design for children.
“Discreet colours for the walls, floor and furnishings ensure a pleasant atmosphere. For example, the combination of furniture in white shades and a wall design in light shades such as warm grey or cream appears fresh and harmonious,” says Katharina Holzer.
Extra colour tip: Check room conditions
Before you start with the colour design, the conditions of the room must be taken into account: If the room is rather cool, for example due to its northern facing position, a warm tone should be chosen for the wall colour. If, on the other hand, the room is flooded with light and facing south, a cooler colour can create a balance.