You see them crop up more often lately in the interior: dark colors like brown, gray, blue and green are back hip & happening! But how do you apply these colors to your baby or child? We asked interior designer Melanie Parker Zwanziger Pluck Styling.
Many people dare not so good to use dark colors in a baby or child. They are afraid that the room will look rather less oppressive and maybe even going to feel, "says Melanie. "But that does not. Dark colors can just make a very cozy nursery. You just need to be aware of a few things. "
First, it is smart to look at the shape of the room, advises Melanie. "Is it a small room, then you can make it less optically narrow the rear - the narrow side - dark paint. And you have a very high room? Then think to paint the ceiling in a dark color. It is perhaps not the first thing that comes to mind, but if you create directly a much more intimate atmosphere.
She recommends limiting the number of dark walls in the nursery for one or maximum two. Painter example one wall in a dark color and choose the walls next to a light colored wallpaper off. Melanie: "A nice pattern wallpaper often fits with such a dark wall. This can make the room once more playful. "
How often does very nice on a dark wall, a shelf that you paint the wall in exactly the same color. 'That is what you put on the shelf very nice, "says Melanie. Nice to make stand out a few special accessories!
Consider also the light in the room. For your dark wall can best choose the right wall opposite the window, tap Melanie. "Then namely, is the most light. Moreover, the light during the day changes, making the wall keep changing color. That will give a special effect. "
What dark colors Melanie indeed find the most suitable for a baby or child? "Personally, I think especially blue and green colors that you currently see reflected in many variations in the interior. Denim Draft, the new blue-gray color Akzo Nobel, for example, I find very beautiful. Blue is anyway a very good color for a nursery. Colors & iuml be; uence your mood and research has shown that blue is the most restful color. And no, blue really is not reserved for a boy's room, for girls is as much a gorgeous color!
Like still too risky something dark walls, you can also make a few dark accents create a cozy atmosphere in your baby or children. Melanie: "If you prefer to keep the light walls, dark furniture are a good alternative. That provide a nice contrast and so little room you still get a warm feeling.
To avoid a nursery in dark colors too 'adult' is, you can keep it light with bright accessories. Melanie: "For example, LEDs are available in all kinds of funny shapes, like toads chairs and butterflies. Cushions and rugs do it always. A playful effect you'll get a round rug. Also fun: put one foot on a chair on the rug, or lay the carpet just a little under the bed. This avoids going all 'float'; it is much more a whole.
Even with wall stickers can make a dark room cheerful and playful, Melanie decision. "Currently wall stickers in botanical style totally hip and trendy. With figures are ISOLATED inspired by nature, such as trees, flowers, butterflies, birds and other animals can transform a child's quick and easy for a super nice place '
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