Here's How You Do Walls of White in Your Kid's Room

White is an achromatic color– literally a color without hue –which makes it quite versatile.

While I certainly wouldn’t suggest an all-white bedroom for any kiddo, no matter how tidy they may be, it’s excellent for accenting.

When it comes to the subliminal meaning of this non-hue, it is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and lawfulness. It’s also associated with cleanliness, and as such… white and small children don’t always mix!

Still, there are a few shades of white you can use to enhance your child’s boudoir – from stark and crisp to muted eggshell.

Just a Whiff of White

In this gorgeous twin’s nursery, the walls are painted entirely white but there are blips of color throughout. The robin’s egg blue shutters, the patterned rug, and the wall art bring in classic, muted shades that offset the paint. Here, the choice of a soft eggshell white really works well with the vintage aesthetic.

Shabby chic awash in white, but if you look closely – pure white is only sparingly used. Most of the items in this room have textures or tones that bring in other colors.

A small ruffle here, a little bowl there – just a pinch of this pallid tone can add a pop of elegance as the antidote to the typical cutesy-kiddie cave.

Covering It All in White

This rustic bedroom has only blips of orange, lime, and brown, while white dominates. The natural, earthy tones of the wood bring in a lot of warmth, which works perfectly with the creamier white on the walls and ceiling. 

A nice, crisp white really is the dominant color here. But the wainscoting brings in texture to keep the white from feeling too sterile or monotonous. The soft, muted pinks, blues, and ochres add a layer of interest for the eye without overpowering the white. Brilliant use of monochromatic color done up in the way that keeps it cozy.

If your children are older, this sophisticated shade may be just the thing to embrace. We’re not saying the room should look like it’s been buried in a blizzard, but sometimes a lot of white can really open up a room and make it look bigger and more spacious than it actually is.

When it comes to decorating kids’ rooms with white, the key is cleaning – the ease of it. Use wall paint that’s scuff resistant, Scotchgard rugs and futons, and get duplicates of duvets and the like. Just because it’s a child’s abode doesn’t mean it can’t have a touch of mature sophistication – and decorating with white is the best way to achieve that look.

What do you think of white for a kid’s room? No way, or all the way? Share your favorite decorating tips with us!

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