Whether bright, muted or somewhere in between, kid-friendly colors come in various shades and color combinations. Gone are the days when pink was the go-to for girls and blue for boys. From fashion to home decor, interesting and unexpected color combinations are emerging. When looking to create a child-friendly space, here are some tips to keep in mind for creating an ideal color palette.
- Create a color palette with at least three colors.
- Build a color story off a neutral color palette or foundation. Colors such as taupe, white, brown and even gray can work well.
- Add an accent color to your color scheme and be sure to repeat the same color elsewhere in the space.
- Add accessory enhancers such as artwork, fun bedding, area rugs and toss pillows.
- Use bright, bold colors such as hot pink, bright yellow, vibrant green and ruby red.
- Create an overly dark or overly bright color palette. In many cases a successful combination has a color balance of bold and soothing colors.
- Forget to mix similar colors together. Mixing various soft pastel colors together can create a soothing and interesting combination.
- Overlook the opportunity to make small rooms feel larger with mirrors.
- Be afraid to create a color palette that may include a combination of unexpected colors.
- Omit adding texture to a children's space. Try a textured toss pillow, fluffy area rug or plush throw.
HomeStyle on 08/03/2019
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