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Top Paint Colors for Kids' Bedrooms
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Top Paint Colors for Kids' Bedrooms

No other place expresses a child's personality and imagination like her bedroom. And when it comes to giving your child the bedroom of his or her dreams, sometimes all it takes is the right color and a little creativity. Design expert DeAnna Radaj, owner of Bante Design in Charlotte, North Carolina, and author of "Feng Shui for Teens," shares some of the top paint colors for kids' bedrooms.

Go Green
Add a touch of nature to your child's room with a green tone like the one here. The color's neutral quality makes it easy to pair with other colors, Radaj said. Plus, it comes with some other perks. "Using green as a primary or secondary color in any bedroom color scheme is a winner and will help to promote a good night's sleep," Radaj said.

White as Snow
White brings in a lightness, can help make a room appear bigger and is great for use in smaller spaces. Use care when trying to match white with the rest of your color scheme and keep it minimal to avoid making the space look sterile or hard, Radaj said. "For a child's room, I would suggest using white as a secondary or an accent color," she said. An easy way to use it as an accent is in bedding, shown here.

The Blues
Gone are the days when blue was just for boys. These days, you can use blue as a primary, secondary or accent color for boys or girls. "I love using blue to highlight study or work areas and/or anchor an office or bedroom with a blue rug," Radaj said. As an alternative, instead of painting the entire room blue, she suggests lightening things up with a touch of color.

Brown or Tan It
As part of the earth tone family, brown or tan can be used in any room, but it especially works great as an accent or secondary color in the bedroom, Radaj said. Break up the monotony of the color, Radaj suggested, by complementing the brown or tan shade with a brighter color like green, white or pink.

Pump Up the Purple
In Feng Shui terms, purple or violet is associated with the water element and the wealth and abundant life area, Radaj said, "I like to pair up purple and green for the ultimate in abundance and growth." Consider contrasting it with a yellow tone to highlight specific areas of the room.

Pretty in Pink
Just as blue isn't just for boys, neither is pink just for girls. This fun, bright tone can work great as a primary color for your child's bedroom. Or for a lighter touch, use it as a secondary or accent color, Radaj said. "I love this color teamed up with green and white or tan for the ultimate nurturing room," she said.

Turn It Turquoise

Give your child's room a feeling of calm and peace with a rich blend of blue and green, otherwise known as turquoise. Try turquoise as the sole color or pair it up with pink, brown or tan, blue or white, Radaj said. "This is also a great color to use as a transition color as your child gets older, as it's more sophisticated in the color palette and not a primary color," she said.

Gray Matters

If you don't want to go as bright as white, add a cool, warm gray tone to your child's bedroom color scheme. The neutral shade works best as a secondary color, adding depth to the room, Radaj said. Take it one step further and make the color pop with metal or metallic-toned furniture or accessories.

Magical Magenta

A strong, vibrant color like magenta makes the perfect accent, as in the fabric here, or secondary color. "Think an accent wall with a white bed or white bedding ... wow!" Radaj said. You can also pair it up with other colors, like blue, green, violet or even tan. "This color is wonderful for use in a child's bedroom," she said.