Did you know light or dark colors both equally create drama in kids’ rooms? Yep. When used in the right places, polar opposites on the spectrum can create an amazing dramatic color scheme. Here’s how……
Drama with Light Colors
Creating a dramatic kids’ room color scheme using light colors doesn’t mean every surface is white or a light tint of color. You still need contrast but in the right places. Light colors are an amazing background for dramatic artwork and accessories.
Light colors have the ability to:
- Create bright airy looking rooms.
- Trick the eye into making small spaces look bigger.
- Make ceilings look higher.
- Let dramatic patterns on carpet or furnishings be a focal point without competition.
- Reflect light brightening basement rooms or north-facing rooms with little or no natural light.
Drama with Dark Colors
Dark colors automatically create a feeling of drama in a room because they tend to dominate a space. The key to using dark colors without overwhelming a room is placement and using the right amount. Don’t overdo a good thing!
Dark colors have the ability to:
- Create cozy spaces—great for quiet rooms like reading areas and study centers.
- Provide excellent camouflage for ugly surfaces.
- Dominate a room for a dramatic effect.
- Absorb light making large rooms look smaller, more intimate.
- Make light and bright furniture and accents stand out.
Using color effectively can enhance any kids’ space. The right placement of light or dark colors creates the drama kids love in a room they call their own.
Need more on color? Read the Kids’ Room Color Essentials design basics covering:
- Light and Dark
- Warm and Cool
- Chroma and Intensity
- Tints, Tones, and Shades
- Monochromatic Schemes
- Analogous Schemes
- Triadic Schemes
- Complementary Schemes
- Monotone Schemes
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