I enjoy almost every hue of green, and I've even gone through an avocado phase. I'm convinced there is a shade of green for everyone. That said, this post is dedicated to the lighter shades of green: mint, seafoam and jadeite.
There are good reasons to go gender neutral for your child's room. There's the practical: You have a boy and a girl sharing one room and you want to avoid WWIII. You don't want to redecorate again when child #2 comes along (let alone #3, #4....). Or, you're waiting until the actual birth to reveal your babe's sex. There's also the philosophical: You want your child to decide what they like, without preconceived notions of what's considered appropriate for girls versus boys.
Here are several approaches to color that make rooms work for either sex.
Living in a rental can be a temporary situation, whether you're waiting to buy or making a home during a short term work or school stretch. Painting for such a short time often seems like a lot of work, and sometimes isn't even allowed by your landlord. A great way to inject some color into your home while living with boring white walls is with a really striking, colorful piece of furniture. Check out some bold choices in that liven up a bland space. More
Yves Klein is probably best known for his signature shade of blue and for the paintings he created using naked models as paintbrushes, but he also made a foray into the world of furniture design. The result was his Table Beue, still in production (and available to the public for the modest sum of $22,500).
Some renters lament their white box, longing to throw paint on the walls. If painting your space is not an option for you, make a statement with a colorful area rug. You won't have to worry about what your landlord will say, plus you can take the color to your next rental. More
Piet Mondrian used reds, yellows, blues, and blacks. Donald Judd's palette has included green, pink, and orange. Carl Andre relied on the colors of specific materials like wood and metals. And yet somehow, the term "minimalism" today calls to mind an image of a pure, clean, and orderly space with white as the dominant color. Why, despite seeing color everywhere, do we still tend to associate the minimal and the modern with whiteness?