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As a child, I was obsessed with changing up my room’s design scheme and color palette. It started with a frilly pink bedspread and canopy, then gradually matured to sunshine-yellow walls with a cool denim comforter. By the time I was midway through high school, I was sporting tan walls and leopard print everything. My parents let me express myself through the years, and while cringe-worthy at times, it has been important to my personal design style today.

Look at your child’s room as a place to lay the foundation, a place where they can grow. First, decide what purpose the space will serve; is it just a room for rest, or does it double as a playroom, too? This will determine the palettes you choose. Hues like gray, turquoise, lime and creamsicle are soft enough for a child but can take them into the tween and teen years with ease.

Looking for inspiration for your kiddo? Here some of my favorite youthful paint palettes:

Kids Bedroom

Bright Green Boy’s Room: Designer duo Robert and Cortney Novogratz took the bright green hue from the crystal chandelier and painted the ceiling a matching shade. The fifth wall is also a nice complement to the toile wallpapered accent wall.

Kids Bedroom

Vibrant Blue Girl’s Room: A cheerful pastel shade of blue is perfect for a growing girl and can easily coordinate with any color.

Kids Playroom

Bright Orange Playroom: A creamsicle orange hue is ideal for a multipurpose kids’ playroom. Black and white chevron rugs add an air of maturity for the future tween hangout.

Kids Bedroom

Hot Pink Tween Girl’s Bedroom: When it comes to wallpaper, sometimes less is more. A wallpapered accent wall adds a touch of edge, along with an adjacent hot pink accent wall along the window seat. If she decides she hates pink, there’s much less to worry about down the road.

Kids Bedroom

Purple Kids’ Bedroom: Designer Brian Patrick Flynn used a soothing yet playful shade of purple as the palette for this toddler’s bedroom and play space. The room is made up of three areas: a sleeping spot, a large, open play space and an activity center.

Whether it’s picking a paint color combination to create a certain mood or customized color matching, True Value has the solutions. To help you choose the perfect color scheme for your next interior or exterior painting project, visit TrueValuePaint.com.

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