# 7 - Cora's Bright and Cheerful Room

# 7 - Cora's Bright and Cheerful Room

Alejandra Valera
Oct 23, 2007
Name: Cora Amelie, 18-months-old Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Why I chose these colors for the nursery: I didn’t specifically chose the colors, it sort of came together by themselves in time while I was still imagining the future nursery (Cora sleeps in the living room for the first 18 month of her life). I had the striped IKEA fabric long before Cora was born, and when I was searching for ideas for the nursery, it looked like the perfect fabric for a curtain of a little girl’s room (being bright and cheerful as the child herself).
After a bit of color palette experimentation at ColourLovers.com, I found the perfect tone of yellow that goes well with the fabric. And then I found the poster by Steven Harrington, with color scheme which ties in all the different bright colors together. The rest of the colors are of course from her toys and books, since we prefer to keep the furniture in white or natural color, with some playful exceptions like the LÖMSK IKEA chair. I love the way the colors look girlie, yet not cutesy. It suits her personality, and hopefully grows well with her for several years to come since I’m not too keen on repainting anytime soon! Two Good Color Tips: 1. ColourLovers.com is an excellent resource to experiment with color palettes, and if you’re not keen on making your own, there are thousands of available palettes to use as inspiration. 2. Having a small library in the room always adds instant colors and character to the room, even a plain white one. Color(s) and brand(s) of paint used in the room: We used Flexa (www.flexa.nl), with specially mixed color for the yellow wall.
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