Amy's "Offbeat Primaries" Room

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Lakewood, OH
Inspiration for my palette:
The red and white duvet started the inspiration. I love mixing of lighter blues with red. I planned to stay away from a "typical" pink or purple room for a little girl and wanted my daughter to have a room that felt happy. It's really a mix of brights with buttery yellow, robin's egg blue and red. I have a lot of more traditional furniture and mixing it with brighter colors gives an interesting contrast in style.
Colors used in my room
buttery yellow
robin's egg blue
Tips for using color successfully
When I pick colors, especially paint colors, I always put them up against other colors to see how they look. For example, I have white trim, and sometimes even what may appear to be very light is still very bright and saturated next to my white trim. I find that a lot of paint colors are far too saturated to use in large amounts...when in doubt, go a shade or two grayer or will be a lot easier to live with!
Offbeat Primaries

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