Kids are naturally drawn to bright colors—rainbows! sprinkles! finger paints!—and that’s why we’re big fans of a little design trick we call Colorful Kids’ Rooms, No Wall Paint Required. These are easy, low-commitment ways to add vibrant colors to your little one’s bedroom without even looking at a paint can.

(Pssst, you can even keep the walls white!)

Colorful Room Idea #1

Create a color palette with bedding & decor

Arlo collection with patterned duvet

A painterly patterned duvet and pastel-hued decor = a room filled with splashes of pink, orange bursts and sherbet vibes for days.

Colorful bedroom

A vibrant mix of turquoise and yellow has us feeling like a summer day. And the whole colorful look and mood is achieved through bedding and decor. The walls and furniture are neutral as can be. Pretty cool, right?

Colorful Room Idea #2

Make a bold statement with their favorite hues

Teal Jenny Lind bed
Kids play table with colorful chairs

Another way into a colorful kid’s room is to invest in one colorful statement piece—rug, accent table, bed frame or removable wallpaper are all great options! Keep it simple with one bold dash of color, or add in a few more tonal touches to round out the color story.

Colorful Room Idea #3

Rainbow (decor) sprinkles…

Because we’re big fans of rainbows and sprinkles . . . and rainbow sprinkles, we love the idea of creating bright, multicolor displays using decor, books and toys for visual interest with a personal touch. These colorful vignettes can be soft and subtle, big and bold, or created using your little one’s favorite hues.