Color Inspiration: Henry's room color was inspired from the vintage poster that I found at a local antique mall. The rest of our house paint is very light and neutral and I knew I wanted to go bold in Henry's small space. I have accent pops of golden yellows throughout our home which was a sure sign that I am drawn to the color.
Color Inspiration continued: I was concerned with using the color on any walls (let alone a whole room) because I thought it would create too much of a warm environment in our already warm climate (Arizona)! But, we went for it, and when my husband first walked in the room bare of furniture and accessories he said, "welcome to McDonalds!" I was skeptical too, but assured him that once it came together it would make sense. And, through gradual decorating over a years time, it did. The room is so surprisingly cool and calming that we find ourselves playing, reading or laying on the floor often.
Tip for Using Color: Find something that is color inspiring and work from there. And, be patient. There is no reason, especially in this economy, to go out and buy everything in one weekend. Gradually pick up pieces that you are drawn to, that might work for the space and your budget, but not just because it is a good deal. I had a general sense that if I was going bold on all of the walls, I needed to stick with a more neutral palette throughout the rest of the room. So, I started with that principle and used pops of a cooler turquoise picked up from the retro cd player along with some other color accents.
Colors Used: The main color is in the paint which is Sherwin Williams "Quilt Gold" in flat (matched from the vintage movie print). The furniture is consistent of neutral reddish oak browns which is also the tone in the faux pony print curtains. Black is found in the chalkboard paint on the closet doors and vintage leather chair. Bright whites are on the crib, wall cactus and painted, resin bull bones on the wall. Chrome silver is found in the ottoman, fan, stereo and piggy bank from when I was a child. There are also pops of orange-reds from the lettering on the print and the homemade gourd quail mobile.
Thanks for your colorful entry Ashley and good luck!