Name: Tommaso & Lorenzo
Age: 4 & 5
Location: Milano, Italy
Color Inspiration: Well, we live in a very, very grey city, so we have a lot of color in our house to compensate for that. For the new boys' room wanted a color that was bright and fun, but not too traditional...
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Inspiration Continued: Besides, the huge armoire that we inherited with the house was already green and a pain to re-paint... so we kind of went with that. Instead of downplaying the green, we choose a bolder shade, but painted only the two opposite walls of the room, so it wouldn't clash or be too overbearing.
The rest of the furniture was then chosen in white/light wood to balance the color scheme. The bedding and pillows introduce more green shades, while he orange rug and boxes details bring some warmth to and otherwise cooler palette.?
Curtains for the beds, and the dark, detailed fabric attached to the underside of the top bed, besides adding some visual interest, make the sleeping area darker and cozy.
Tip For Using Color: Choose one bold color that you and your child like and go for it! Remember though: the bolder the color the stronger the impression, so it could be a wise idea to limit the space the color is given.
Also, neutrals like white and wood will help to balance a strong color.
Colors Used: We had the color mixed at the local color store, so I don't know. But we're in Italy and the brands would anyway be different, so I guess this doesn't matter much.. :)