Most people would say that children's rooms should be bright and colorful. I agree from a health standpoint- it's good for development, mental health, etc. But I tend to sway more towards neutrals and texture for children's rooms. I actually tend to sway more towards neutrals and texture in everything, now that I think about it. Kate Young and Keith Abrahamsson's son's room featured here on the Selby is the perfect example. It's not boring or "unhealthy" looking. It's the perfect mix of a sweet, curious, and wholesome.