Name: Jake (4)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Color Inspiration: The starting point for this room was my son's love of all things red. But I knew an all-red room for an energetic toddler was a recipe for disaster. Then I spotted this beautiful deep turquoise blue and knew I had a color match made in heaven! My son also loves everything related to construction - from diggers to cranes - so I threw in some construction site yellow and balanced it all with khaki green for a color combination I never, ever expected to use, but ended up loving.
Tip for Using Color: Balance strong colors with lots of white. A simple white shelf can look almost architectural against a brightly painted wall. And don't be afraid to layer - simple color schemes with just two hues are fine, but if you can add in more accents successfully, the space will look less contrived. Most of all, use only colors that 'speak' to you.
Colors Used: Electric Blue, Cherry Red, Pale Aqua, Yellow, Khaki.
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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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