Monday, May 18, 2015
It's Okay to Get Playful When Painting Kids' Rooms
In other words, it’s okay to throw out the rulebook when painting kids’ rooms. You’re entering a parallel painting universe where almost anything goes. Let your color imagination run wild and you’re likely to create a wonderful space for your kids – whether it be a playroom, bedroom, or private bath.
Think in terms of strong, bright colors, especially if your kids are younger. Apple green, sky blue, lavender, periwinkle, magenta, pink, yellow, and tangerine are all good choices for children’s rooms. If you have any doubt, ask your kids. They’ll tell you.
Once you’re satisfied with the walls, ceiling, and trim, look for furnishings that can contribute to the cornucopia of color. Is there an old bureau, night table, or chest in the room? Picture them painted in a playful color. Use some of your leftover trim paint for this purpose; or paint them in a totally different and unexpected hue to add another splash of color to the room.
Complete the color makeover with cheerful artwork, decorative accessories, and rugs or other floor coverings that pick up your paint colors.
Your kids will love their colorful new room. And if you ever need a pick-me-up, you’ll know just where to go!