Angela's "Not So Neutral" Room

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Name:
Angela
Location:
Denver, CO
Division:
Cool
Inspiration for my palette:
When we were planning the nursery, we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl, so we designed a gender neutral nursery that wasn't "neutral" at all. We wanted bright stimulating colors that could suit a boy or a girl, as well as future siblings. We picked the shades of teal for the wall first. The accent colors were inspired by the artwork by Jenn Ski called "Alphabet Zoo." To balance out all of the bright colors, we used lots of white furniture, white picture frames, and white animal silhouettes throughout the space.
Colors used in my room
The walls are painted with five ombre stripes in shades of teal - a time consuming but rewarding project. The colors on the walls, from light to dark, are Benjamin Moore's White Rain, Kensington Green, Fort Pierce Green, Polished Slate, and Hidden Falls. The accent colors in the room are red, yellow, green, and lots of white to balance it all out.
Tips for using color successfully
My number one tip is to not be afraid of color - especially for kids! When using bright or bold color on the walls, keep the furnishings netural and add limited pops of other colors through accessories.
Palette
"Not So Neutral" Gender Neutral Nursery
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