Color Inspiration: 8 Kids Room Paint Palettes Based on Classic Children's Books

Color Inspiration: 8 Kids Room Paint Palettes Based on Classic Children's Books

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Carrie McBride
Sep 19, 2014
I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Mary Blair

Some people have a true eye for colors and an instinct for combining them. And some people need a little help. Inspiration can come from anywhere, sometimes unexpected places...like children's books. Is there a book whose illustrations you love? Try breaking down the colors and perhaps unlocking a new, unexpected color palette for a room in your home.

I used Sherwin-Williams Chip It! tool to create these color palettes. They can be a jumping off point for finding a palette you truly love - add or subtract a color or tweak the hue until it's just what you want.

Here are just a few examples, from some beautiful books:

Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Where's Walrus by Stephen Savage

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

Singing Away the Dark by Caroline Woodward, illustrated by Julie Morstad

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