Ideas for Painting a Tasteful Rainbow?

Ideas for Painting a Tasteful Rainbow?

Carrie McBride
Jan 19, 2011

Q: In a fit of nostalgia, I promised my 6 year old daughter we could paint a rainbow in her new big girl room. I always wanted one when I was little, etc. She is absolutely fixated on it and I did promise, so I am resolved to deliver. However, I would really love for the room to look stylish and something I like as well and not like this picture, which I am sure she would love but I would not. Any ideas on how to paint a rainbow on the wall of the room and still keep the room elegant? Thanks for any thoughts, inspiration, etc you can give!

Sent by Laurel

Editor: Hi Laurel. Here are two ideas: The best rainbow as decor I've seen is this one above shown on Design*Sponge awhile back. Although beautiful, it looks pretty time consuming and a real commitment, but what works about it is that the colors chosen are more sophisticated versions of the ROYGBIV we know from grade school. Perhaps you could try something on a smaller scale.

My second thought is to see if she'd be satisfied with something smaller like a decal or piece of artwork. This rainbow decal by tinch Design Studio is repositionable and she also sells a magnetic version which is more interactive.

Readers, what ideas do you have for honoring Laurel's promise to paint a rainbow?

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