#3 – Angus’s Contemporary Stripes
Name: Angus, 2 and ¾
Location: North Perth, Australia
Why I chose these colors for the nursery:
We used color in our son Angus’ room to create a space that was contemporary, fun and warm. We wanted colors that would be interesting, gender neutral and bright. My husband painted the feature wall by hand and I painted the curtains and hand-felted some toys and a pillow to complement the color scheme.
I wish I could give a thoughtful answer as to why we chose these particular colors, but I can’t – we just loved them and they worked so well together! The furniture is white to give the room an ageless feel and we have used toys, accessories and bed linen to continue the color scheme and create a sense of playfulness whilst still being a restful place (most of his toys are in his playroom). For much of the day, the room receives lots of natural light that keeps the colours bright and ever-changing.
The room has grown with Angus since he was a baby until he recently got his ‘big bed’ and we still haven’t tired of the colors! It’s such a happy place to share together.
Two Good Color Tips:
Go with colors that make you happy – styles come and go and if you are just following the trends, you may end up hating the space when next season’s color is completely different!
Particularly in a nursery, use white or light wood as a base and then use color in the toys, accessories and soft furnishings to create a fun, timeless and easily changeable space for kids to grow-up.
Color(s) and brand(s) of paint used in the room:
Dulux Del Sol, Moray, White on White, Purple Verbena Berger Rich Fuschia