Thank you Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring and for making me redo my Whoops! Room, it was the push I needed to get rid of the much too bright colors!
I’ll call this bedroom my Whoops! room.
When we moved into the house, Henry was about 18 months old, and I wanted a fun, bright room for him. And, that’s what I gave him. A very, very bright room! The green was a little electric, I’d say. [The boy illustration is done by my husband's aunt! I absolutely love that!]
My husband has been after me to redo this room pretty much since day one. But since we live in an old Victorian home that needs a lot of redoing, I wasn’t about to redo a room that I already redid. That seemed like a step backwards to me.
But, all my kids have now moved through this room. Its our ‘nursery,’ I guess. Each boy has started in this room and, when ready for a big bed, has moved into his own new room to make room for the coming baby. [Ha. That sounds like we're manufacturing babies... we only have three... and this is it.] So Louis gets this room. And, it was time to make it nice for him, and make my husband happy in the process.
I started browsing for colors of rooms I’d like. I found a few that struck a chord with me and I thought would be perfect for a boy to grow up with.
- Bright colors in orange and blue but toned down with some lighter shades of blue. From RoomZaar on HGTV.
- Same colors I currently have but as subtle accents. From Today’s Creative Blog.
- Subdued colors in green and brown and clean with lots of white. From Decor Demon.
- More bright colors, but just one wall with white as well. Calmed down with brown on other walls. From RoomZaar on HGTV.
With a couple of photos chosen, I used Sherwin-Williams’ color selection tool Chip It!™ This is so slick. You just give it a photo, and it pulls up to 10 paint colors out of that photo! Excellent!
After the colors have been chosen by Chip It!, I entered them into the ColorSnap Studio™ for iPad app and took them to my Whoops! room to see what I’d like to do with them. [I even snapped a photo of the room and did a little painting within the app to see firsthand what those colors would look like.] That made it so easy to decide what colors would look best, firsthand!
Stay tuned to see what colors I chose. I’m curious if you would choose what I chose for colors…
What colors would you choose for a boy can grow up in? How do you find color inspiration for your home projects?
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