4 ways to transform a child’s bedroom with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Kids asking for a bedroom makeover? Find a style to suit them with Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

Looking for colour inspiration for your child’s bedroom makeover? Try Heart Wood (Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072), it’s Dulux Colour of the Year 2018. The colour experts at our Global Aesthetic Centre have identified this as the colour of the moment, and to make it easy to use, they’ve also identified the complementary shades to pair it with. So whether you want your child’s walls to be vibrant or soothing, Heart Wood’s versatility means you can find a colour combination to suit them.

1. The cosy and warm children’s room

For a new design idea, try combining a wide stripe of bold mustard with soft earthy pastels. In this bedroom, Heart Wood creates a lasting backdrop that you can adapt the room around as your child grows.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072 

Santa Rosa 10YR 37/143 

Bitter Creek 00YY 21/321

2. The fantasy children’s room

Use Heart Wood shapes to create a fantasy child’s bedroom
Child’s bedroom with Heart Wood dots

Create a fun, playful room with Pinkish-Brown and purples. This paint palette works best by using a light base colour and then experimenting with shapes in darker, complementary colours. These easy-to-create ovals add the playful touch. Complete the look with textured fabrics. 

Fun to try:

See how easy it is to paint an oval: How to paint an oval wall design in 5 easy steps.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072 

Wood Carving 30YR 49/097

Wet Granite 30RR 22/031

3. The bright children’s room

Pair yellow and Heart Wood in your child’s bedroom
Yellow and Heart Wood child’s bedroom

Vibrant yellow brings out the liveliness of the Pinkish-Brown of Heart Wood – Dulux Colour of the Year 2018. Using Heart Wood at the bottom of the wall adds a soothing mood near the bed – ideal for sleep – while keeping the mood of the room fun and light. To complete the look, try light wood accessories, pastel bedding and don’t shy away from adding a touch of green.

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072 

Triple Crown 40YY 49/408

Monarch Gold 20YY 36/370 

4. The wildlife children’s room

Paint your child’s bedroom in nature-inspired tones and Heart Wood
Child’s bedroom in natural tones and Heart Wood

For a calming colour scheme, add wide stripes of nature-inspired blues and greens and earthy neutrals. Plants and natural wooden furnishings are easy ways to complete the soothing feeling. Great tip: use the most neutral colour behind the desk area so that you can change accessories whenever you want to. 

Which colours?

Pictured Rocks 10YR 28/072 

Gravel Pit 50GG 40/064

Limoges Blue 30BG 56/045

Silver Shores 50YR 53/011 


Discover how these new colour palettes could transform your kids’ room with the Dulux Visualizer app.

Disclaimer: Colour shown in the image may vary from actual paint colour due to lighting in photography. Please refer to Dulux Fan Deck at the retail outlets for more accurate colours.

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