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The November 2010 J. Crew Crewcuts catalog shows page after page of kids decked out in the same subdued palette that J. Crew offers grownups, but the catalog has a sugary twist: the models are surrounded by candy and baked goods. The unpredictable palette is deliciously perfect for a child's room.

Think shades of brown with gumball hues, navy blue with cupcake pinks, champagne and gray with lollipop purples and reds. These color pairings are the ideal blend of silly and serious. To bring the look home, go for neutral walls in gray, beige, brown or putty, and go to town with a few bold items in saturated brights.

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