Terrific Teen Rooms Begin with Color

We’ve stirred up some colorful ideas for inspiration.

An Opening for Color

Your teen wants a vibrant room; you’re hoping for something a little subtler. Here’s a great compromise: Paint walls white, and add a pop of color on the bedroom door. Your teen can amplify the color by decorating the room with artwork and accessories in similar hues.

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All About the Blues

Blue hues adapt as kids transition from tweens to teens, which means the color will enjoy a long life. Teens will find the atmosphere ideal for sleeping, studying or daydreaming. Have your teen select a blue to be used on the walls and trim for a cohesive look; then, add accents in varying shades of blue to complete the décor.

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The Natural

Neutral colors and natural woods can carry a bedroom through all the teen years. Enhance the warmth of this look by painting a geometric accent wall behind the bed. Use a mix of warm and cool neutrals. Painting the rest of the bedroom walls in the darker neutral helps to reinforce the naturally relaxing ambiance of the room, making it a great space for a teen to unwind after a long day of school or activities.

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Crossing the Line

If your teen is looking for a subtle color enhancement on existing white walls, consider painting just part of the walls in a different color. Use a tone-on-tone effect to gently draw the eye to your teen’s favorite furnishings and homemade artwork. This simple painting idea transforms a kid’s bedroom into a teen’s artistic living space.

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