Name: Baby X (in the womb)
Location: Phoenixville, PA
Color Inspiration: This room used to be our office and we painted it this dark gray blue color quite a while ago. When we found out we were having a baby, we loved the color so much we worked with everything else to pop off of it. So we chose bold bright colors with whites and browns to ground everything. We're having a boy and I'm about as girly as you can get. So our unborn child and I settled on aqua and green as a happy medium. We're both pleased with the results. So is the husband.
Tip for Using Color: Go overboard on the neutral and use color as an accent. Our neutral was the gray walls and browns. Pop your color from there. If you choose a bright bold paint for the walls, go heavy on the neutral in furniture and accessories. I think where you can go wrong is when everything is a bold bright color. You want to appreciate your colors and the neutrals allow that to happen.
Colors Used: We based our color story off of Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow (fabrics). We chose the grass green and aqua palette and went from there. The furniture is mostly a mix of white and mahogany. I have to give credit as well to the blog Young House Love for inspiration on refinishing the craigslist dresser we found! The chair is aqua velvet and came from Jennifer Delonge. Husband didn't know about that one until it arrived. Surprise!
Thanks for your colorful entry Amanda and good luck!
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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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