“How can I find a colour scheme my children won’t grow out of straight away?”

Children change their tastes almost as often as their shoe size, so it’s a good idea to choose a versatile palette that will grow with them when you move to a new house.

These tried-and-tested colour schemes will appeal to your in-betweeners without ever growing old.

Choose yellow Dulux paint for a versatile teenage bedroom

Bold yellows and greys can pack a real punch, making them a great choice for teenagers who want to express themselves.

1) Yellow and grey colour schemes

Bold yellows and greys can pack a real punch, making them a great choice for teenagers who want to express themselves.

Go for softer tones, though, and they’ll work just as well for a soothing, gender-neutral nursery scheme.

Which paints? Quartz Flint 1 with Spring Breeze, Clouded Pearl 1 with Lemon Chiffon 4

Pastel colour schemes never go out of style and give a calming feel that’s just right for a bedroom. Combine them carefully and they can work equally well for boys and girls.

2) Perfect pastels

Pastel colour schemes never go out of style and give a calming feel that’s just right for a bedroom. Combine them carefully and they can work equally well for boys and girls.

Soft blues have a delicate, feminine feel when teamed with white, while pale pinks work well as accents against masculine blues or greys.

Which paints? Holiday Blues 5 with Amazon Beat 6, Burnt Autumn 5 with Venetian Crystal 1

Green Dulux paint is an invigorating choice which, again, works just as well for girls as it does for boys.

3) Fresh greens

Green is an invigorating Dulux colour which, again, works just as well for girls as it does for boys. Better still, green aids concentration, making it a brain-boosting choice for children doing their homework in their bedrooms.

Stick to pale, relaxing tones for the main walls with brighter green accents for a pop of energy.

Which paints? Tuscan Glade 6 with Forest Falls 1

Neutrals don’t have to be dull. Use them as the base for your scheme then add a few bright splashes of colour in the bedding and accessories for a fun, youthful look.

4) Flexible neutrals

Neutrals don’t have to be dull. Use them as the base for your scheme then add a few bright splashes of colour in the bedding and accessories for a fun, youthful look.

This also makes the room easy to update without having to repaint. All you have to do is swap up the accessories – perfect for when your teenage daughter gets sick of Barbie pink paint or your son outgrows the garish colours of his favourite sports team.

Which paints? Java Cream 2, Chiffon White 1 or Natural Taupe 2

Use the Dulux Visualizer app to show your children exactly how their room will look once it’s painted.

Top tip

If your children are struggling to pick a paint colour and stick with it, use the Dulux Visualizer app to show them exactly how their room will look once it’s painted. That way, they’re more likely to make a decision they’ll be happy with for years (or at least months!) to come.

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