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Colors For a Kid’s Playroom: Monday Morning Color Watch #8

I’m often asked about colors palettes for the home and for websites and so I decided to create a series of colors that I hope will inspire you to find colors for your home or blog! As I’m sure you know, colors are very important when it comes to your home and DIY home decor projects; they can make or break a room!  Colors are equally important for your branding and website as they can equally ruin a website visitors experience and create a disconnect between your potential client and your brand. Today I’m sharing a fun color palette for a kid’s playroom.

I’m going to be honest and if you’ve followed me for awhile, you know I don’t have any kids.  Even though I  don’t have kids, I do have a niece and several nephews and no matter what, the one thing that reigns true for all of them is that they like to have fun!

They laugh, run around, know no strangers (even though for their safety, you want them to), and ask a million questions to gain a better understanding, no matter what, it’s all about the fun they can have.

With kids, based on their most important goal of having fun, I’d like to introduce you to a color palette for a kid’s room.  It reminds me of ice cream, but that’s exactly what kids would love!  I’m an adult and I would love it!

Please note: Colors may appear different due to your monitor or mobile device color settings.


  • 1st Color: : Yellow (hexadecimal code: #ffd166)
  • 2nd Color: Bright Pink (hexadecimal code: #ff476f)
  • 3rd Color: White (hexadecimal code: #ffffff)
  • 4th Color: Dusty Blue (hexadecimal code: #26547c)
  • 5th Color: Indigo Blue (hexadecimal code: #0c0a3e)

Colors for a Kid’s Playroom

I’m not an Artist, but I see the most amazing mural painted as an accent wall with the yellows, pinks, and blues.  Can you imagine as a kid, walking into a room just for you with that mural?  I’d squeeze every day in delight and excitement.

The main color of the walls would be the dusty blue with the background of the accent wall (mural) on a gold background.  I’d take the wall of one of the closets in the room and turn it into a chalkboard wall so when they had the urge, they could write with chalk to their heart’s content!

Using this color palette for your website

Well, I’m going to keep the theme of kids because this color palette will work well for a daycare, an arcade, or even a summer camp!

Keeping the background of the website white, I’d use the bright colors for the accent colors; graphics, headings, anchor text, and backgrounds.

Remember how difficult it is to see a color such as yellow online, especially as heading colors.  This color is best used as an accent such as an underline color.

How would you use these colors for your website?  Which colors would you keep? Which would you change?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!
See ya later!

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41 Comments… add one
  • katie 07/10/2017, 1:52 PM

    such cute ideas! i’ll have to try

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:14 PM

      Thanks, Katie!

  • Viktoria 07/10/2017, 2:17 PM

    I wish colour palettes were more a thing when I started my blog! While I don’t have any kids, I also have two nephews and I guess we’ll paint their rooms soon!

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:13 PM

      That will be fun, Viktoria!

  • Kylie 07/10/2017, 2:21 PM

    Absolutely love these colours! They are so vibrant and playful. We went with a neutral grey colour and them put up a jungle themed wallpaper on one of the walls. My boy loves it

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:13 PM

      Now that sounds like a fun room!

  • Jyo 07/10/2017, 2:35 PM

    Such pretty colors! And these would work well with any accents or wall stickers as well, for both boys & girls.

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:12 PM

      I agree, Jyo!

  • Michelle 07/10/2017, 3:32 PM

    I love that shade of yellow. Will definitely try it as an accent wall next time we renovate.

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:12 PM

      Thanks, Michelle!

  • Brian from Brian Elliott Blog 07/10/2017, 3:34 PM

    Nice color scheme for the kids. I love the design of your blog as well, Lynn. πŸ˜‰

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:11 PM

      Thanks, Brian!

  • Chastity 07/10/2017, 3:52 PM

    These are great choices for kids. I think the shades are fun and inviting and that should bounce off a kids mood. Thanks for the detailed information

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:11 PM

      Thanks for stopping by, Chastity!

  • Kari 07/10/2017, 7:30 PM

    Gotta love the classics! I usually go for super bright colors when making anything for kiddos.

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:10 PM

      Yes! You can never go wrong with the classics, Kari. Totally agree with you!

  • hal 07/10/2017, 8:14 PM

    i’m loving all the colors – but especially the dusty blue!

    • Lynn 07/10/2017, 11:09 PM

      Thanks, Hal!

  • Vanessa 07/11/2017, 9:34 AM

    I have always loved a splash of colour in my house. Our hall used to be a deep pink which I eventually had to change as my husband got fed up with it.
    These days it’s all white but I accentuate with rugs, blankets and cushions.


    • Lynn 07/12/2017, 4:00 PM

      That deep pink sounds great, Vanessa. That’s the great thig about rugs, blankets, and cushions; they can bring so much color to a room. They are also much easier and quicker to change out when compared to always painting. πŸ™‚

  • Aimee 07/11/2017, 1:30 PM

    these are great colors for kids!

    • Lynn 07/12/2017, 3:58 PM

      Thanks, Aimee!

  • Victoria with One Sharp Mama 07/11/2017, 8:32 PM

    I really like this color pallete, especially the dusty blue!!! I’d love to accent things with that color

    • Lynn 07/12/2017, 3:58 PM

      Thanks, Victoria!. The dusty blue is one of my favorites in this palette too.

  • Lisa 07/11/2017, 11:22 PM

    I wish I had a little kids room to paint, love these colors!

    • Lynn 07/12/2017, 3:57 PM

      Thanks, Lisa!

  • Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com 07/12/2017, 1:31 AM

    I absolutely love these colors! They’re so fun and bright and perfect for kids! I’m taking a color theory class right now and I’m inspired to use this palette for an upcoming project!

    Berniedette | PetiteAndToned.com

    • Lynn 07/12/2017, 3:56 PM

      Aren’t they, Berniedette? Maybe we can use it for an adult’s playroom too! πŸ™‚

  • Char Call 07/15/2017, 12:26 PM

    Fun colors πŸ™‚ And I love the idea of the chalkboard wall.

  • Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai 07/16/2017, 3:45 PM

    Awesome color tips, Lynn. Love the pink and yellow especially. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty πŸ™‚

    Life With Lorelai

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 11:44 AM

      Thanks, Lorelai!

  • Melissa 07/16/2017, 5:54 PM

    These are so bright and fun! I wish I had seen this before we painted our playroom. We chose a color that we thought was bright and fun, but in reality looks pretty boring in the room. Maybe one day we can repaint using some of your choices. #HomeMattersParty

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 11:42 AM

      I’m sure your kids love their playroom! And that’s the great thing about paint, it can always be changed.

  • Emily @DomesticDeadline.com 07/16/2017, 6:50 PM

    Love the vibrant colors. I did my girls playroom in hot pink and lime green when they were little. Of course, then we had to add some blue when my son came along! #HomeMattersParty

    • Lynn 07/17/2017, 11:41 AM

      Oh, I love those colors!

  • Nicole 07/17/2017, 9:46 PM

    I love the brights mixed with the neutral colors. They make a great combo for a play room. #HomeMattersParty

  • Donna @ Modern on Monticello 07/20/2017, 1:34 PM

    Those colors do remind you of ice cream. How fun! #HomeMattersParty

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