You are at Painter1 serving the Cedar Park-Leander area Choose Location
You are at Painter1 serving the Cedar Park-Leander area
Choose Location
The Best Colors for a Kids' Playroom

Posted on Nov 30th 2022


The Best Colors for a Kids' Playroom

Creating a playroom for your kids to explore their imagination is a great way to let them have their own space and allows for better functionality in your home. As a bonus, you can access your inner child and decorate a playroom in any magical and whimsical way you want! When you're ready to paint, call Painter1 to do the job right. Now, let's explore some fun playroom color ideas!

Best Color Ideas

Choosing the right paint color is an important first step. A great way to start brainstorming color ideas for a playroom is to begin with one color you love and build off of that. As you’re choosing colors, think about the different feelings they evoke and let that guide your choice.


Yellow is a light and cheery color, perfect for a kid's playroom. Choose a rich yellow with undertones of gold to add brightness and depth to the room. This color pairs well with many other colors and adds a fantastic pop of sunshine to any space.

Teal can add a pop of color to any room--Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.


Pink is a classic for playrooms and adds a subtle warmth to the space. You can use pink regardless of your children’s gender, and including it in your playroom color scheme will bring a sense of love and welcome to the room. A gentle blush pink will soften things up in the room and make it feel cozy and comforting.

Teal can add a pop of color to any room--Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.


An intense teal can add striking contrast to a playroom, making it feel chic and well-designed. You can pair a deep green–based teal with many other colors to create a beautiful color scheme.

Teal can add a pop of color to any room--Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.


Navy blue is a color that will never go out of style. Navy goes well with many other colors, so decorating a playroom feels like a breeze. A bonus to using navy is that it can grow with the room. So once the kids have outgrown the playroom, you could effortlessly turn it into a game room or an office without needing to change the paint!

Teal can add a pop of color to any room--Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.


Lavender in playrooms has a calming effect, which makes it perfect for a playroom that younger children will use. Soft or pale lavender is a great way to add whimsy and subtle magic to a playroom.

Teal can add a pop of color to any room--Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.


Green in playrooms is fun and down to earth. Green is often used in playrooms because it's perfect for all ages and genders and complements many other colors. Use green to make the room feel like an adventure or to make it feel trendy. However you choose to use it, it's sure to make a statement and look fantastic.

If you're still unsure what colors will be right, our painters are happy to consult with you. Once you’ve chosen a color, you’ll also want to think about the kind of paint finish to use, especially in a high–touch area like a playroom.

Painter1 has a variety of colors to choose from.

Playroom Themes

A fun way to make a playroom feel extra special is to incorporate a theme! Kids love things that ignite their imagination, and a beautifully themed playroom will surely get their playful, creative gears turning. You can use your favorite colors from above and incorporate them into your theme. Here are a few fun playroom theme ideas:

Cute animals, bold colors, and fun toys will all combine to make a fantastic playroom for young kids! They can practice their animal sounds as they play and run around. We love pinks, yellows and greens to go with this theme, but any of the above colors will work!

Transport your kids to the beach with a fun tropical theme. Choose light and airy colors to create a fun vacation spot in your own home! Yellow for sunshine and teal or navy for the ocean are great places to start.

If your kids are obsessed with a character from a movie, TV show, or even a book, why not create an entire playroom based on them? Your kids will be delighted to see their favorite character incorporated into the space.

Kids love playing pirates or pretending they have a life out on the sea. Help their imagination by creating a nautically themed playroom for them to enjoy. Navy is perfect for a nautical theme, or take inspiration from classic cartoon pirates with lavender!

Lots of greenery and jungle animals add a sense of adventure to a playroom. Let them explore their playroom like never before with a jungle theme. A deep green–based teal or other green is perfect for a jungle, or you can try mixing it up with something different!

Final Tips

Here are a few more tips and things to remember to help you on your playroom painting journey.

  • Don't forget about the organization. You are going to want dedicated spaces for all your kid's toys. Use toy storage bins to your advantage. Pick containers with colors that fit within your palette or theme to add color and functionality.
  • Choose calming colors over energetic ones. Picking toned–down colors versus highly pigmented and bright will help make the space calm and comfortable.
  • Use the 60/30/10 design rule. For painting, this rule means having 60 percent of the color in the room dedicated to the primary color, 30 percent to a secondary color and 10 percent to an accent color. Using this rule will make your space feel well–designed, and no colors will feel overwhelming.
  • Utilize neutral colors. Neutrals like beige, natural brown, white, and gray will even out the fun colors you've picked to make everything flow seamlessly and add chicness to the room.
  • Call on the professionals. Professional painters like the ones from Painter1 are a great way to ensure your playroom gets painted correctly, timely, and at a great price! Call Painter1 today for a free estimate on your playroom painting project.