We’ve been working on bringing the nursery design to life for months on kids room color. And I’m happy to report that (apart from a few potential tweaks because, well. You know me), this room is practically complete. !
Our children are completely independent and love and pretend to play and this sense of creativity is something we want to continue to encourage in them. Both August and Bennett have fallen into the “boys like blue” and “girls like pink” vernacular, despite our best efforts. I wanted this space to break that up, open children up to creative play, curiosity and whimsy, and let them create childhood memories regardless of the pressures they may feel to conform to the outside world.
In recent months we have made several changes to the design of the children’s room! Below are the main updates we’ve made. We:
- Changed the wallpaper
- He painted the trim and doors
- He painted bed frames
- Replaced carpet
- Added a new chest of drawers
- Replaced light fixture
- Added new bedding
Kids room color: First, we chose the dominant color of the grounding.
In this room, it was creamy white. The base color in each room will be your base color. I almost always start designing a room with this base color in mind (especially because of all the bold colors that already exist in this house). The ground color will often be represented by the color of the walls or floor (which generally take up the most visible space in the room), but it can also be the color of some of your key pieces of furniture.
In this room, we started our design thinking with a creamy white, which you see in different shades on the ceiling, on the carpet and against the background of the striped wallpaper. However, ground colors don’t have to be neutral! Rather, they are generally speaking the most prevalent color in a given space. In our master bedroom, the base color is medium green and in the peach room, it’s… peach. Your base color will affect what kinds of accent colors you bring into the space. Since the base color is neutral, we wanted to bring bold color accents to this room.
We also added a buttery yellow accent color for the trim and doors.
Bedrooms should be soothing, but since this is a combination bedroom and playroom, I wanted to bring a sense of whimsy that would also be stimulating. To accentuate the neutral base color, we added a bold trim color. The trim was previously a muddy taupe that didn’t work well with the overall feel we wanted in the room (we would have had to add a LOT of extra brightness to make the color palette work).
Next, we added a distinctive wallpaper and at the same time does not visually overwhelm the space. I had my eye on this striped Sandberg wallpaper for a while before I used it in this room. I went with blue because blue and yellow felt like such a classic combination and it complements the palette so well in the kid’s adjoining yellow bathroom.
When there are so many different colors at play in a home, it often makes sense to replicate the color schemes used in neighbouring rooms. Why reinvent the wheel when something already works so well? (We also applied this concept to our master bedroom and painted the ceiling in the bathroom the same green we used in the bedroom!)
We then added a complementary accent color to the bed frames for kids room color.
I’ve seen painted four poster beds before and had this concept in my head for years. Painting the beds in this room felt like another great way to add a little whimsy. The green we chose perfectly complements and balances the yellow trim and the blue wallpaper. While the colors we’ve used in this room are somewhat bold, they’ve all been toned down significantly, making them more harmonious to the eye.
Finally, with our key design elements, we added additional decor to liven up the room.
We’ve layered accents in warm, white oak, some modern designer pieces and bedding with a playful soft pattern. We also added a piece of Picasso artwork that I already owned. It has all the accent colors in it and makes the perfect focal piece of art for the room.
Personally, I love a room with a bit of visual tension. Which is part of why I chose the colors I did for this space. In my opinion, when deciding on a palette for any room in your home, you’ll want to use colors that both represent the feeling you want to create in the room (eg cheerful, inspiring, relaxing, etc.) and still blend in with the overall palette used in the rest of your home. And remember, the color doesn’t have to be incorporated into the wall painting! It can flow in many different ways that add texture, dimension and dynamism to a room.
Sometimes combining bold colors in a room can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to! I hope hearing about my process for designing this colorful room will help you feel better. Prepared to embark on the journey for yourself. Happy designing friends. Also, check out more blogs in the fashion and health section. Gather more information at budgetyourtrip.