5 Best Paint Colors That Are Perfect For Children’s Playrooms

Color Tips

Playrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and their uses for the family can vary widely. Whether creating a space to keep toys and stuffed animals tucked away or a haven to nurture budding artists in your home, choosing the right color can affect the room’s tone and enable creative minds at work.

Create a fun, whimsical space perfect for supporting your child’s imagination with these ideal paint colors.

Best Neutral: Sherwin Williams Alabaster

If you’re looking for a paint color that will work with your child’s playroom as they grow, consider using a neutral that can easily be incorporated into various color schemes.

We love Sherwin Williams Alabaster because it’s a lovely white that works with minimalism and can also be used in an open space from another room, like a sunroom or alcove.

Best Yellow: Sherwin Williams Sunny Side Up

Sherwin Williams Sunny Side Up is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a bright, happy color for your playroom. This gender-neutral yellow has a strong gold undertone and will add depth to your space without overpowering it. It’s bright enough to stand out but neutral enough that it can play well with a variety of shades. You can pair it with navy or green for a bold, contrasting palette. If you want a more subtle look, try paring with light white hues.

Best Pink: Sherwin Williams Cotton Candy

We love pink. It’s a standard go-to for playrooms, especially girls’ rooms, but rather than pick an overly pigmented shade, consider a softer color like Sherwin Williams Cotton Candy. The perfect pink for your playroom!
This blush shade is the perfect addition to any space. In smaller spaces, it will appear more pink and bold; in sizable, light-filled rooms, you’ll see the neutral, silvery-white undertones a bit more.

Best Bold: Sherwin-Williams Intense Teal

Are you looking for a bold teal that will liven up your playroom? Look no further than Sherwin-Williams’ Intense Teal. This striking color is perfect for creating a fun mermaid or nautical-themed space. It also works beautifully as an accent wall!

Best Green: Sherwin Williams Greenbelt

We love Sherwin Williams Greenbelt because it’s bright, bold, and unexpected. The playful green is perfect for all genders and ages and is a great color if you want your playroom to stand out. Depending on your color palette, it can look whimsical and eccentric or grown-up and trendy.


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