Decorating ideas for Kids — Shared Bedrooms — Decorating with color — Bedroom Themes — shared

Primary colors are red. yellow. blue.

Secondary colors are orange. purple and green — these are composed of equal parts of the primary colors. Orange is made up of equal parts of yellow and red;

Purple is made from equal parts of red and blue; Green results from equal parts of blue and yellow.

Tertiary colors. yellow — orange. red — orange. red — purple. blue — purple ,

blue — green and yellow — green — these colors are created by mixing equal parts of a primary color and its closes secondary color.

Their home furnishing names put in decorative terms: yellow-orange becomes an apricot hue, red-orange becomes a terra cotta when darked with grey, red-purple becomes a mulberry in a dark tone or dusty rose in a light tint, blue-purple becomes a lavender with the addition of white, blue-green becomes turquoise or a teal hue, and yellow-green becomes a chartreuse.

Wood tones are generally composed of orange hues to which either grey or black have been added. Since most rooms include wood tones, in furniture, flooring or molding, you should include them as you develop your scheme.

Neutral colors include greys. whites. browns and black

Combine Colors into schemes

Monochromatic color schemes are the easiest to develop, since only one color is used and variations are created with accents by adding texture, patterns and shapes.

Restful monochromati c schemes include totally pink rooms, totally blue rooms or totally neutral rooms.

Related color schemes — side by side neighbors on the

color wheel. Another easy combination to achieve.

For a cool combination. you might choose a pale blue

and a seafoam blue-green and forest green for accent

colors. A popular combination for a little girls room is

a blended mixture of fuschia, violet and blueberry.

Triadic color schemes — often used with traditional furnishings, such as a patriotic scheme of red, white and blue with brass or gold accents. Countless nurseries are decorated with pink, blue and yellow..

Contrasting Schemes — achieve this by using one color and accenting it with its exact opposite on the color wheel. Variations in tint and hue will bring this scheme to life.

Complimentary Color combinations

Lemon and Lime with a punch of white or black will bring the room together

Red and Orange Jewel tones look great in an exotic bohemian style bedroom

Warm colors are inviting, reds, oranges and sunny yellows are in the warm group.

Cool colors are soothing and restful — blues, greens and neutrals are all cool colors.

Quick tricks with color schemes

Small Rooms: seem larger by selecting a cool, neutral color scheme. Keep the wall colors a lighter tint than that which you finally want. Include low light colored furniture to create the illusion of more space.

Use mirrors in childrens room s to make them appear larger. Mirrors also can be used to create the impression of a window in an area that has none — dress the mirror with curtains!

Dark Rooms: Use warm, pale colors, such as yellow and pink to brighten rooms. Position mirrors to reflect as much light as possible. Cover the windows with simple sheer panels.

Overly large rooms: Make a big room seem cozier with warm, rich tones. Bold and or large print wallpaper.

Dark colored ceiling appears lower, also visually drop the ceiling by bringing the ceiling color down on the side walls or by adding a visual border at plate rail height, in addition to chair height.

Light colored ceiling appears higher.

Vertical lines have a heightening effect

Horizontal lines will make the room seem wider.


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