Aug 182014
Color Wheel Puzzle a Paradox

The Color Wheel Puzzle. A product that is both a good idea and a bad idea at the same time. How? Good Idea: Teaches kids color theory at an early age by showing what happens when primary colors are combined. Great for elementary school art lessons. Bad Idea: It has small parts and carries a […]

Jul 302014
Kids' Room Color Schemes {Soft Blue}

Sky blue, baby blue, and robin’s egg blue are just three color names that come to mind when you think of soft blue for kids’ room color schemes. Blue plays such a big part of nature and is often a kids’ favorite color but must be used carefully to create the proper atmosphere. Too much […]

Jul 232014
Kids' Room Color Schemes {Whitewashed}

A room with the absence of color—black, gray, white—has become quite the popular trend in kids’ room color schemes…..but is a whitewashed room really the absence of color? White is the reflection of most wavelengths of visible light and is actually the combination of all colors in the visible spectrum mixed together. Just like any […]

Jul 162014
How to Add a Pop of Red to Kids' Room Color Schemes

  Have you heard the term a “pop of color”? Often bantered around designer circles it means bold, bright colors used in small doses to catch the eye. Cherry or fire engine red is one of those pops found in kids’ room color schemes. The vibrant red is energetic and intense and an all-time kid […]

Jul 032014
Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Kids' Rooms

It’s a little vintage. It’s a little coastal. It’s a lot patriotic. What is it? Stars and stripes added to red, white, and blue kids’ rooms. Just a few touches here and there is all you need to celebrate Independence Day. Mount an oversize flag on the wall. Add stars and stripes pillows to the […]

Jun 112014
Beachy Blue Striped Kids' Rooms

Stripes are an ideal beginning to beachy kids’ room decor, especially in varying shades of blue mixed with white. Why? Two reasons—blue represents both sea and sky, and white is the hallmark of coastal interiors. Coastal interiors often blur the line between indoors and outdoors which is part of the magic in beach theme rooms. […]

Jan 022014
Kids' Rooms: 2014 Color Trends to Watch

The New Year brings with it many changes, color trends being one of the changes designers watch each year. Celebrate by giving the kids’ rooms a new coat of paint, updating an old furniture piece with a new finish, or reupholstering that worn out chair in the corner in one of the 2014 colors. Sherwin-Williams […]

Aug 142013
Beachside Blues for Teen Rooms

Beach inspired teen rooms have been popular for decades and blue-sand-white color schemes are naturals for what I call “beachside blues”. Blue is an inherently soothing and psychologically cooling color. Maybe that’s why we long for clear blue skies on dreary days or a walk on the beach when life gets too busy. Fresh air […]

Jul 252013
Kids' Room Monotone Color Schemes

First, let’s clear up one bit of confusion. Words have a way of taking on different meanings over the years and the word “monotone” (as related to kids’ room color schemes) has turned a corner. Just what is a monotone scheme? The dictionary says “sameness of color, sometimes to a boring degree.” Ouch! Some designers […]

Jul 182013
Complementary Kids' Room Color Schemes

One of the benefits of color is the ability to create focus or divert attention. Complementary color schemes for kids’ rooms have this distinct ability. Using two contrasting colors opposite one another on the color wheel gives you a complementary scheme, so called because the two colors “complement” one another. The colors complete or bring […]

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