Redoing the Boys’ Whoops! Bedroom

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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!

Whoops!

I’ll call this bedroom my Whoops! room.

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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.

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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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Comments

  1. Jennifer says

    With my son, I went with a very neutral blue, and we spent a ton of time adding plaid designs on one wall.

  2. says

    I went with browns and blues for my son–then he became a teenager and it was all posters on the walls lol. My inspiration for room color usually starts with something–a beautiful object or a great accent piece or a color in a counter top even something like a throw pillow. I love paint! It is a relatively easy and inexpensive way to completely redo a room.

  3. Vanessa says

    I love blue and brown or red and silver. I’ve never actually decorated/painted my kids rooms because we always rented but we are buying this year so this is the year it will happen!!

  4. Rachelle Anderson says

    We went with a light blue and a sage green for my son’s nursery. I’m not sure if we’ll stick with that color scheme when we upgrade it to a “big boy” room

  5. Kelly D says

    I like blues and browns for a boy. My son didn’t want his walls painted any color except for white, and he has dark brown furniture and blue bedding, so it works. I take a lot of color inspiration from natures, I like a lot of greens, blues and browns.

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  7. Margaret Smith says

    I have all boys and I painted one of their bedrooms, that two sons share, in red, white and blue. It’s the perfect color for them to grow into or for now.

  8. Emi says

    I would choose a bright yellow because it contrasts with the flat panels for the grown up legos that you can buy. Then I would mount the lego panels on the wall so he can build a City on the wall. On the next side, I would use chalkboard paint to paint a roadway and find a flourescent white (or add glitter to white paint) for the reflective white striping on the roadway. On the 3rd wall (maybe the one with the window, I would put pegs and give him dress up construction clothes – orange tshirts vests, hard hat. Okay, I know that we don’t wear orange anymore but most kid stuff is still orange. The fourth wall I would make a calmer color which would be the blue that you used as striping in his original room – it would contrast with the yellow and then I would stick is bed next to it and make a reading area there too.

  9. Jimmy says

    Blue or green. I go to the store and check out the paint cards. I take the colors I like home to decide on a final color

  10. says

    I love a mix of blues and greens {with a pop of orange} but I think any colors can grow with a boy if you change the room accessories.

  11. AndreaH says

    I would choose a mixture of bright basic colors. I like to find inspiration of colors for my home projects via home decor magazines and online. I also like to use paint chips to help me decide what colors I think would be good with others.

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