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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  • 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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Comments

  1. lauren knott (@LaurKnotter) says

    I’m dealing with this same issue right now! We just moved into a new builder beige house and my 4 year old and two year old are sharing a room. I haven’t done anything to it yet but need to figure it out soon. I’m thinking some shades of grey? (The non dirty kind…)

  2. Tamar says

    I’m a huge fan of blue so I would work with that. When we bought our house, fortunately, my son’s room was already blue and has hues of blue everywhere.

  3. Elizabeth says

    If you want it to last through the years, I might go with a navy blue and tan scheme. Maybe too mature for a young boy, though? Honestly, I liked your whoops decor! But then I like bright colors!

  4. Patricia Creasy says

    I would choose a light blue with a dark blue trim. Then add a beige for a bookshelf. I just go with the colors I feel good with. I do all of our painting.

  5. carlaboo11 says

    I like shades of green. it can go with many themes from jungle for a nursery, dinosaurs, cars, to a more grown up room

  6. shirley says

    I would go with earth-tone colors, and let items in room add other colors.
    I like to look in books and internet to pick up pointers on colors.

  7. darla says

    What colors would you choose for a boy can grow up in? I would have them help select but probably a green.

    How do you find color inspiration for your home projects? Everywhere. Nature mostly.

  8. Lisa Burke Cook (Cook) says

    I really LOVE the colors that y’all have used and if I had a boy i would diffently use these colors, they are bright and vibriate!

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