Tip for Using Color: Don't go too matchy-matchy. Be open to new colors-- even if they don't fit in with your original plan. You might surprise yourself! :) Half the things in her room I got not knowing exactly how I was going to use them, but determined to make them work somewhere! I handpicked items based on how their individual colors, patterns and design fit together as a single entity-- not because they had the same shade of mustard yellow! An emerald side chair at a garage sale, 2 yards of Amy Butler fabric in tangerine and a slew of Liberty of London fabric storage bins in three different color combinations. Friends sometimes comment "I never thought of using those colors together!"
I ended up with an elegant room full of vibrant colors that all work together, oh-so-well! Don't just pick what you like... wait for something you absolutely love! Zoey's room is my own haven...my happy place. I hope she grows to feel the same way about it!
Colors Used: Robin's egg blue and mustard yellow were my initial color inspiration. But eventually I added many variations of fuscia, dusty rose, emerald green and tangerine. To give the room some uniformity amidst the schmorgesborg of colors-- I chose to keep all of the furniture (minus the lovely green chair) a variety of antique white and the hardware a dark walnut color.
Thanks for your colorful entry Andy and good luck!