Hey Mom and Dad! With changing seasons, everyone likes to spruce things up a little around the house – why not bring your kids in on the action? There are plenty of great color combinations you can rely on to bring a sense of style and fun to your kids’ rooms.
Orange and Blue
These color wheel opposites (neither has any element of the other in its color makeup) can create a striking and captivating color pattern for any room. It’s perfect for boys’ rooms and playrooms, particularly if you throw a splash of green or yellow into the mix. Find great options for kids accessories like step stools, as well as crib linens, and cool chalk boards, just to name a few of the possibilities. Younger boys will love the bright colors, and as they grow older they’ll be able to make connections between their walls and interests like animals, cars, sports teams, and more.
Red and Black
These hot colors are enjoying a renaissance on the style scene, thanks to adoring treatment by the costume directors of films like the recent “Alice in Wonderland.” Black and red contrast in a bold ways and while they might seem too heavy as colors for springtime or summer, when properly incorporated into a child’s decor they can actually exude a feeling that is warm and inviting. Make a statement with a fabulous rug that stands on its own and also ties together the simple color scheme. Bring an interesting touch in with the Tire clock that blends well with other pieces in the room while carrying its own “wow” factor. The Marimekko Kaivo Beanbag from Fatboy offers not only the perfect seating for a child, but the bold pattern captures the energy that pairing red and black together can have.
Pink and Grey
Pink and grey are primarily appropriate as accent colors on items for very small children, particularly newborn girls. The soft shades can make a baby’s environment welcoming and soothing – two things that can help make sure mommy and daddy get plenty of sleep! Amazing wall decor in the form of panels with girls’ names personalized onto them can make for wonderful keepsakes that will remain with newborns throughout their lives. For older girls who are looking for a fun and feminine color for their playtime escapades, there’s the 1932 Pink Roaster Pedal Car that will keep them cruising in style. A great over-sized blanket is sure to become a little girl’s favorite with whimsical and simple patterns in tones of berry and slate that are stunning and timeless. Modern lighting like a sconce from Maura Daniel offers a shade in soft pink, perfectly paired with the grey tone of the metal base – both modern and feminine at the same time.
When you’re looking at children’s rooms, picking color combinations that complement each other while setting an appropriately relaxed atmosphere can help make sure that your child loves spending time in their room. Coherent color schemes can also help prepare children to start making their own assessments of interior decorating and how they experience color, showing examples of ways to pick other complimentary items of furniture and décor.