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25 of the Best Blue Paint Color Options for Kids Bedrooms

A charming kid's bedroom with blue-striped walls and hardwood flooring.

When it comes to shades of blue paint for a bedroom, most people think of a boy's bedroom but that is not always the case. From light, icy blues to deep, magnetic shades, a child's bedroom can be turned into a fortress or sanctuary for them using blue paint by several companies, including Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore.

Whether you have a new baby on the way, you’re moving into a new home, or you have simply made the decision to redecorate your child’s bedroom, the color you choose can have an effect on your child’s mood. Psychologists have said that the importance of choosing the right paint color for your kids’ bedrooms can affect their mood and behavior.

Children spend a lot of time in their bedrooms, especially when it is time to do homework, relax, or sleep so the color of paint you choose will definitely need to have a positive effect on the environment. The scientific aspects of colors and how they affect human beings have been around for a long time. For example, many hospitals use a soothing color of green while a preschool classroom might be painted in a cheery orange or yellow shade of color that promotes energy. Those colors were not used by mistake but rather on purpose to have a certain desired effect on the people that are going to be spending time in that room.

The color blue has always been known to have a calming effect on mood and is used many times in children’s bedrooms who are prone to throwing temper tantrums or who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or some other issue in which the need for calmness and serenity is more important than it is for other children.

Most of the time, people think of a blue bedroom as one belonging to a boy but there are so many shades and styles when it comes to shades of blue paint, girls can embrace the color for their bedrooms also. They can also reap the benefits of the calmness of a blue bedroom.

While blue paint for a child’s bedroom has been proven to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and slow the breathing of children who are agitated, it is important to balance the room out with cheery pops of red, yellow, or orange so the bedroom does not end up having a depressing effect on your child. An array of shades of blue paints are currently trending for kids’ bedrooms and the experts at some of the major paint companies, including Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Benjamin Moore, offer a slew of blue shades for you and your son or daughter to choose from for their bedroom.

From dark blues that can become the backdrop for a midnight sky to light blues that can become the foundation for an actual sky themed bedroom, complete with fluffy white clouds, will appeal to children of all ages and interests. These shades of blue paint are so versatile you can even use them in your baby’s nursery to create a sanctuary for your new bundle of joy.

There is an array of shades of blue paint for parents or guardians of children to choose from to create a child’s bedroom that is also a sanctuary for him or her. Here are 25 shades of blue paint for children’s bedrooms to pick from:

Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore

Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore

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Created by mixing a sky blue color with a touch of mother-of-pearl, this calming and relaxing shade of blue is perfect for a bedroom for either a boy or girl. It can even be used for a ceiling mural to imitate the sky with fluffy, white clouds. Your child will be inspired to daydream and create higher goals for themselves in their Palladian Blue bedroom.

Iceberg

Iceberg by Benjamin Moore

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This striking color of blue by Benjamin Moore is the perfect color for an older child’s bedroom. Your pre-teen or teenage boy or girl will appreciate this gorgeous color that offers a flare of sophistication and class. Iceberg will even make a great color for your baby’s nursery, especially as the backdrop for a nighttime sky theme complete with glow-in-the-dark moons, stars, and planets.

Ocean Air

Ocean Air by Benjamin Moore

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Also by Benjamin Moore, Ocean Air will put your child’s mind at ease much like a visit to the beach will do. This beautiful color will inspire your child to achieve great things and hopefully, to do their homework.

Bird’s Egg

Bird's Egg by Benjamin Moore

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This spectacular color will make your child think of spring even in the dead of winter. Modeled after an actual blue egg of a bird by Benjamin Moore, this color is set to motivate your child and may even inspire him or her to keep their room clean.

Symphony Blue

Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore

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A deep magnificent color, Symphony Blue by Benjamin Moore is a striking shade of blue that is great for an older child’s room who is for a more sophisticated style. They will enjoy inviting their friends over to check out their gorgeous new bedroom.

Gentleman’s Gray by Benjamin Moore

Gentleman's Gray by Benjamin Moore

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Gentleman’s Gray is definitely a shade of blue that may be more appealing to your son rather than your daughter. It is a much more formal color with a hue of masculinity that almost puts you in the mind of a navy blue. It will definitely give your child’s bedroom a classic feel to it.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam by Benjamin Moore

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A mixture of gray with a deep, slate blue, Amsterdam by Benjamin Moore puts you in the mind of Ancient Greece or Italy. It is named after the capital of the Netherlands for a reason: It was created to mimic the blue gorgeousness of the historic canals in Amsterdam.

Resolute Blue

Resolute Blue by Sherwin-Williams

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Resolute Blue by Sherwin-Williams is the perfect choice for the more hyperactive child’s bedroom. It is a soft color with a major calming effect that will help your child relax and sleep better. This is great news for parents who also like to sleep at night.

Smoky Blue

Smoky Blue by Sherwin-Williams

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Smoky Blue by Sherwin-Williams is the color of my living room, so I think it is safe for me to say it not only makes a room look gorgeous, it definitely puts off an aura of calmness and serenity. This shade is great for a boy or girl’s bedroom to facilitate sleep and a better mood in the morning.

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim by Benjamin Moore

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Pacific Rim is another great shade of blue by Benjamin Moore that will take your child’s daydreams from home to the ocean. It is a serene yet inspiring and motivating color that will brighten the bedroom and make it a great place for your child to hang out.

Patriot Blue

Patriot Blue by Benjamin Moore

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Created by Benjamin Moore, Patriot Blue is a great color for your child’s bedroom walls or even their ceiling. You can use this deep color to create a nighttime sky and pair it will glow-in-the-dark stars to complete the look. Your child will be excited to have such a cool bedroom to show off to their little friends.

Blue Hydrangea

Blue Hydrangea by Benjamin Moore

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Blue Hydrangea is another great color by Benjamin Moore to create a beautiful sky with clouds theme in your child’s bedroom. It is a lighter shade of blue that will inspire your child to do great things and hopefully keep them in a great mood, at least most of the time.

Van Deusen Blue

Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore

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Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore will inspire your child to dream big things and reach for the stars, literally and figuratively. This deep, magnificent color is the perfect backdrop to paint on the walls and ceiling to create a really cool nighttime sky look that will allow your child to enjoy time in the bedroom. Be the cool mom or dad that creates the entire solar system in their child’s bedroom.

Champion Cobalt

Champion Cobalt by Benjamin Moore

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Champion Cobalt is a deep, bold color that would make a great color for a theme of the solar system. Paint the ceiling this color and hang mobiles of the planets from it to create a great, small version of the solar system. Your child will learn about the planets while getting to hang out in a really neat bedroom.

Hyper Blue

Hyper Blue by Sherwin-williams

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Hyper Blue by Sherwin-Williams is a really bold shade of blue that will make any child’s bedroom pop. You can soften it up a bit with white or light gray accents for a really pretty result. Don’t let the name scare you into thinking it will make your child hyper because it still has the serene aura to it even though it is definitely a more vibrant color.

Washed Denim

Washed Denim by Behr

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A soothing color with a pleasant hue, Washed Denim by Behr is a great color for kids to come home to after a long day at school or playtime with their friends.

Optimum Blue

Optimum Blue by Behr

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Optimum Blue by Behr is a very welcoming color to greet your child as they wake up every morning or return home from school or sporting events. It will inspire a sense of excitement for your son or daughter.

Privileged Elite

Privileged Elite by Behr

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Privileged Elite is a color that is both relaxing and classic. Created by Behr, it will promote a sense of unwinding and reflecting for your child after a long day.

Blue Metal

Blue Metal by Behr

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A deeply grayed-blue, Behr’s Blue Metal will set just the right mood for your child to want to read a book and relax. It is a cozy color that is neutral enough to easily coordinate it with other colors. This shade of blue will work for your teenager who loves rock music or your little one who still loves the Power Rangers.

Watery

Watery by Behr

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Watery by Behr is the perfect color for a child’s room or baby’s nursery. Putting you in mind of a waterfall, this soothing color is pretty and a bit of a pastel blue that is great for a boy or girl’s bedroom or nursery. This color will make a little girl feel like a princess, as in Elsa from Frozen, or your little boy feel like Aquaman.

Misty Coast

Misty Coast by Behr

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Misty Coast is another light shade of blue by Behr that is wonderful for a boy or girl bedroom. It has a classic feel to it that makes it a great color for the walls of a young child’s room or a teenager’s fortress.

Rainy Season

Rainy Season by Behr

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Rainy Season by Behr is a medium shade of blue that will be soothing for a younger child yet inspiring for an older one. It is a neutral color also which means it will make a beautiful color to use for a boy’s room or a girl’s bedroom. This color is part of the Wintry Skies Collection by Behr to beautify any child’s bedroom.

Snowy Pine

Snowy Pine by Behr

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Snowy Pine is a color by Behr that only offers a tinge of blue and can almost be considered a form of white color. It will look great as a wall color or can be used as the perfect accent color with a darker shade of blue in your child’s bedroom. Snowy Pine is a great neutral color that you can change up with accessories or even an accent wall that boasts a deeper shade of blue paint.

Peaceful Blue

Peaceful Blue by Behr

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Peaceful Blue is well, just that, a peaceful color. Created by Behr as part of the Blues, Reimagine and Dream Collection, this gorgeous color will promote relaxation for your child which means you may have some relaxation time at night. Whether your child had a long day at school or just played a great baseball game, their Peaceful Blue bedroom will provide them with the serenity needed to calm down and unwind from the day’s events.

Deep Breath

Deep Breath by Behr

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Take a deep breath after painting your child’s bedroom this deep, magnetic shade of blue by Behr. Deep Breath is a great color to use for an older child’s bedroom or for a baby’s nursery as it is classic enough to be inspiring for all ages. Whether your child just got home from band practice, cheerleading practice, or Music, Movement and More for toddlers, they will appreciate this gorgeous color in their bedroom.

Blueprint

Blueprint by Behr

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Blueprint by Behr gives off a sense of coziness so it is great for your daughter who loves to read or your son who is into gaming on his computer in his bedroom. This medium blue will motivate your son or daughter to aspire to achieve great things at school and in their lives.

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