Brightening Up a Brown Room

Brightening Up a Brown Room

Carrie McBride
Aug 27, 2010

Q: I was just admiring the nursery tour for Penelope and it struck me to ask you guys for help on this! We are moving cross-country in 2 weeks. Our two girl (4&1) will be sharing this room and we are not allowed to paint it. Here is my big question: Brown. How do you brighten up brown? I love light blue but I have a girl that loves pink. I hate the brown and pink combo - it's just so overdone and reminds me too much of Dunkin' Donuts. Help!

Sent by Taryn

Editor: One idea is to check out Sam's Crash Chocolate Pad. The wall color is deep and rich yet the room feels light and airy. I love the green accents, but most importantly I think the white furniture keeps this room from feeling heavy or gloomy. If you can, consider painting the girls' furniture all white. Readers, what other tips do you have for Taryn?

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