Spring and summer are bursting with color, and it's the perfect time to embrace unique color ideas for kids rooms! I've created three different color schemes that are at once playful and sophisticated, so settle on a palette and get to work sprucing up your kids' spaces.

Yellow and Charcoal Colors for Kids Rooms


Yellow and gray or black isn't the most obvious color combo for a kid, at least it wasn't before Jenna Lyons created the oft-photographed nursery in her former Brooklyn townhouse. The black wall and striped ceiling just take some paint and patience to achieve. It works for girls too, as you can see in this refreshing bedroom spotted on an Apartment Therapy house tour. (Remember that butterfly wallpaper from that kitchen in Domino?) A fanciful upholstered headboard echoes the movement of the wings, and a subtly-patterned comforter adds even more interest. Interior images: Jenna Lyons; Apartment Therapy. 

Furniture Lighting and Decor for Kids Rooms in Yellow and Charcoal

Shopping guide: 1. Charleston Screen  2. Dandelion Print Chair  3. Butterfly Art  4. Striped Ceiling Light  5. Trio Moderne Bedside Table  6. Zuo Wilco Side Table  7. Zebra Print Cow Hide Rug  8. Robbie Shelving Unit  9. Jezebel Radiance™ Glass Pendant  10. Tufted Velvet Chaise  11. Point Round Ottoman

Unique Color Ideas for Kids Rooms - Turquoise and Green

Turquoise and green works just about anywhere. Both these bedrooms happen to be for girls, but with slight tweaks can be adapted for boys. Furniture with clean lines is paired with fabrics with strong graphics. Artwork and colorful table lamps add curves. Interior images: Reed & Delphine Krakoff's Southampton home in Elle Decor; Katie Ridder

Turquoise Green Bedroom Furnishings Decor

Shopping guide: 1. Faux Leather Kids Chair 2. Butterfly Wings Pillows 3. Florin Rug 4. Morning Dew II Art 5. Surya Trellis Pouf Ottoman 6. Paul Frank Stackable Storage Cube 7. Possini Euro Darby Glass Pendant (currently unavailable) 8 Lava Lamp 9. Shirred Velvet Headboard bed (currently unavailable)10. Kiwi Green Suede Pillows 11. Zuo Phante Kids Chair

Coral Blue Girls Room by Kelly Wearstler

Coral and turquoise is often seen in coastal decor, from guest rooms to dining rooms. Here, the hues are softened, and used in girls' bedrooms, making it easy to add in pale pink pieces you may already have (or that your daughter insists upon). Interior images: Visible Proof; Kelly Wearstler.

Unique Color Ideas for Kids Rooms in Coral and Blue

Shopping guide: 1. Hidden Treasures Accent Table  2. Keep Calm and Carry On Art 3. Stacy Garcia Ceiling Light  4. Annabelle Linen Chair  5. "Je T'aime" Jeweled Wish Candle  6. Jamie Young Glass Table Lamp  7. Capiz Shell Metal Branch Wall Decor  8. Chevron Rug  9. Microsuede Slipcover Bed  10. Surya Tiger Pattern Pillow  11. Surya Timora Throw 


Yellow and charcoal, turquoise and green, coral and turquoise - these are all unique color ideas for kids rooms that go beyond the typical pink and blue. What's your favorite combo when decorating for kids?