Choosing the right color for your child’s room can often seem overwhelming and downright daunting. If you’ve already looked at all the paint shades offered, you might be ready to postpone painting. Legacy Classic Kids is here to help you gain color confidence with this easy step-by-step guide.
Step 1: Focus on the mood you want to strike.
Keep in mind how colors make you feel and be sure it suits the room’s function. Are you painting the nursery and want it to feel soft and sweet or bold and bright? A change in hue can easily take a room from tranquil to lively.
Step 2: Shop your closet!
For quick and easy inspiration, scan your closets. Hues that make you and your child look and feel best are colors you both will instinctively gravitate towards. The colors that work well in your wardrobe often work well in your home. Select a few you both consistently love and some accent colors that complement them.
Step 3: Draw inspiration from your focal point.
Your focal point can be anything in the space – your child’s painting, the bedspread or an area rug. For example, say your focal point is a pale blue, green and white quilt that deserves attention. Use this as a guide but don’t be too cautious and assume the wall color has to be the most neutral or subtle color in the quilt. A calming ambience might be created by choosing pale blue or dove white while spring green would communicate a modern and eclectic feel.
Step 4: Consult a color wheel.
The side of a color wheel featuring yellows, oranges and reds are considered ‘warm’ colors. The other half – blues, purples and green – are ‘cool’ colors. Use these basics to determine a paint color based on the way you want the space to feel. Refreshing spaces are best achieved with cool colors while a cozy room will be accomplished with a warm hue.
Step 5: One color or two?
Successful color combinations are also made by using complementary colors, or colors that sit directly across from one another on the color wheel. By using the color wheel you can easily identify these combinations. They will appear more intense when paired together. Think about blue and orange or red and green.
The key is to select color combinations that have longevity and suite a range of styles. Once you’ve found the right paint, it will create a mood, rather than act as focal point for the room.