I've Got Color! Contest: Kelly's Surfin-Safari Kid's Room

I've Got Color! Contest: Kelly's Surfin-Safari Kid's Room

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 12, 2005

Name: Kelly
Location: Daly City, CA (SF Bay Area)

Why I use color:

"I find color is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to transform a
room. Color and pattern can visually adjust actual space. We needed a
nursery for two children; a girl and a boy. The surfer theme suited
both. I picked the stripe from an upholstery fabric that I coveted and then enlarged it for the wall. I picked the periwinkle as a compliment to the color palate on the stripe. I love seeing the bold stripe and the lanterns as you look into this room from the hallway, it makes you wonder what is going on in there."

Color Tips:

"1. Look everywhere for inspiration. Like Baskin & Robin's Mint
Chocolate Chip ice cream: that georgeous combination of a pale celedon with a rich brown. Or the shade of a real robin's egg, beautiful.

2. Be fearless with color. It's only paint, very easy to change if you aren't happy with it. Get a ton of chips within the range of color you want and bring them all home. Look at them all together in the room you will be painting.

3. Get technical advice before you start. Consult a professional before you start, so you know you are getting all the tools you need. Also you don't want to waste any time. (i.e. If your going with a really strong color, maybe use a tinted primer; what kind of finish do you want; etc)."

Color Resources:

Joseph Albers, "Interaction of Color"
• Your nearest Modern Art Museum

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