February 21, 2010

Hi. How are you?

Photo taken at Blissdom, by Mishelle Lane aka Secret Agent Mama

I haven't forgotten. I'm still going to finish my backwards Bilssdom recap. It's just been a whirlwind week and my writer brain hasn't had a chance to catch its breath.

How are you?

We're fixing up the playroom all nice and I want to know what you think are the best two color combinations I should consider. Help a friend out?

Thanks muchly!


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44 comments:

  1. I love brown and green together!

    Or how about blue and red (with white accents)?

    Or yellow! Love yellow. And green.

    Or maybe light blue, yellow, and green...pastelish!

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  2. I love really dramatic colours like brown and lime green or brown and teal.

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  3. I'm going to go with the crowd on this one and say that some combo of chocolate/espresso and robin's egg or turquoise blue would look really lovely together!

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  4. How about yellow and blue or brown and blue?

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  5. Use a blue or green as a calming color and then throw in a punch of something complimentary to add a dose of excitement. My bedroom is three light-green walls (Limericky from Sherwin Williams) and one red wall. I also love the suggestions of brown + a green hue.

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  6. I was going to say brown and green or blue too:) But I like Meghan's suggestion "chocolate/espresso and robin's egg or turquoise blue" that sounds so much prettier...and more girly.

    Or maybe it sounds better just because I LOVE chocolate & espresso :)

    Either way that's my vote!

    Are you going to show us before and after pics?

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  7. I absolutely love the idea of brown and teal/turquoise. It is classic, gender neutral and sooo pretty.

    I would love to see pics!

    I don't comment a lot but I LOVE your blog, it makes me so happy.

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  8. I say leave an area where the kids can paint on the walls! Just a small area...I don't have this in my house but a friend does and it is so awesome! She said she will never paint over it.

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  9. i am loving turquoise and red together right now. i would paint the walls a muted turquoise and do red accents - chairs, frames, baskets. i love "mermaids net" by behr. i have it in a few places in my house and its purdy!

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  10. we did our with four different colors: red, blue, green, and yellow! each wall was a different color and we bought the foam-like puzzle pieces for the flooring in those colors!

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  11. I love purple and green together - very gender neutral and cool.

    Ooo or brown and teal is nice like Lisa said.

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  12. Coral and Aqua. So fresh. Or look at the Nursery John and Sherri did at Young House Love- it would be GREAT playroom inspiration for a family with three boys and one sweet girl.

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  13. Ours is different shades of sea blue/green on each wall... fun, cool, and calm... very dreamy!!!

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  14. So many have already said it, but I wanted to put my vote in for Brown and blue/green/aqua. Very earthy and soothing.

    I also love shades of purple and green. This looks great in an argyle pattern with white to make everything pop!

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  15. We did a classic primary, bold color combo in our son's playroom! It's very bright and cheery, and he seems to enjoy it in there. We haven't painted the walls, yet, and I love the idea of leaving some wall for him to be able to paint on. Great idea!

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  16. Maybe you could do something really pretty like a chocolate brown and a soft turquoise or a dusty blue.

    Super sweet photo!

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  17. We did our nursery with 3 off-white walls and one high-gloss lime green wall. Then we put multicolor vinyl dot decals all over. It makes me happy every time I'm in there and didn't limit our color palette because we could pull in whatever color we wanted from the dots. And high gloss paint is cute and easily washable, too.

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  18. I would do something fun so when the kids go in there they just want to play.

    Not to bright either. Maybe a calm orange and green. think orange dreamcycles and that soft easter green.

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  19. Since its a playroom, I say do something funky and fun, something you would never do in your living room or a kitchen..You want the kids to feel happy and use their imagination...

    Maybe even Bright green on top and a chalk board wall, or a chalk board border all the way around the room....That screams fun to me!

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  20. What colors would the children like? Aren't they the ones who will play there? Even if you don't like the colors remember it's only paint and you can redecorate when they are teenagers.

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  21. brown and green or brown and blue are great for sure. But if you want a brighter space and the room doesn't have a lot of natural light, maybe a nice light yellow might add cheer and brightness to the room. BUT I am NO decorator that is for sure. So probably just ignore me. :)

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  22. We just did our play room and it is brown walls with our built in shelves and entertainment area earth gold. It is so awesome and I have had so many compliments on it!

    Have fun! Heidi P.

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  23. I would say turquoise & Lime Green or Mustard Yellow & Cranberry Red, I had friends who did some stripes in their playroom - orange, mustard, cranberry, brown and navy and it was really nice.

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  24. I'd have to go with chocolate brown and blue (teal or sky). Since you have boys and a girl. Only girls - I'd go with brown and pink.

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  25. Chocolate and Baby Blue are classic, timeless and go with any gender or age! We used them as our wedding colors (guys in chocolate tuxes was awesome!) and we're using them with a splash of mint in our nursery.

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  26. Ya know what? I gotta say that I absolutely LOVE odd combos like olive green and lime green. LOVE LOVE LOVE. So fresh.
    I also agree with the other commenter who said turquoise and red. LOVE.

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  27. I love that Swedish flag. Sort of a bright baby blue with bright yellow. I'm personally afraid the turquoise and brown thing I've been loving for awhile may start to seem overdone. Then I will need many new outfits.

    Also, they have that chalkboard paint. So kids can write on the walls with chalk. Great unless somebody has allergies. Have you seen it?

    P.S. Hi!

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  28. For our boys' playroom, we did a base of pale yellow which is very sunshine-y when the sun streams through the windows. We have one wall where we mark their height and put a favorite quote of ours they are saying at the time (Currently, AJ's is, "Dude, sweet!" and Nate's is "But we can cuddle instead."). On another wall, we painted each their own chalkboard, and above it is stenciled: "Boys: noun. A loud noise covered in dirt."

    Have fun, but try to capture your kids' personalities, too. It makes it more fun for them. And it's easy to repaint later!

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  29. I always love two tones of the same color.... our office is 3 walls light grey, 1 wall dark grey, and Little One's room is 3 walls medium brown, one wall dark brown. That way you can redecorate whenever you feel like it by swapping in different colored accents, furniture, etc. Little One's nursery decor is pandas and green so the brown walls are great.

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  30. We just remodeled our third floor and put in a playroom. Our colors are a light sand and white. I am a simple girl and I like light, airy rooms. It works well because there is only one window. Best of look with the remodel!

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  31. My favorite is orange and teal. And if you're feisty, throw in a splash of lime green. Have you seen my laundry room post? Those are the colors I went with...

    http://blog.suchthespot.com/2009/04/instigating-laundry-envy/

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  32. Green and orange is a fun combination (they can be pale, of course--they don't have to be super bright). And green and yellow is one of my favorites--so soothing and cheerful.

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  33. I actually like a neutral base (like white and brown) where you can use a myriad of colors. Rainbow toys and striped curtains....wooden boxes and a visually appealing rug.

    That way you don't box yourself in with having to stick with any certain color scheme.

    Non-gender specific and perfect for any type of decor you should choose to use.

    You could use red curtains for a pop of color or paint one piece of furniture something unexpected, like periwinkle.

    :)
    (and you could totally get some interesting art piece from Etsy to hang prominently---I am dying for THIS: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27408701 )

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  34. Do one part of the wall with chalkboard paint! Then they can draw all over it and it looks cool :)

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  35. I agree with whomever said it should be fun because it's a playroom. I'm a huge fan of teal and lime. Or bright orange and a muted brown, if you don't want two brights.

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  36. we have a lemon-limeish green with salmon-ish pink accents ... i LOVE it in the playroom!

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  37. I've always wanted to do a room with red and light blue -- very French, I suppose. Same combo as this lovely blog: http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/ It's always struck me as really quaint & beautiful.

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  38. blue and green or brown and teal or orange and green

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  39. I love Lindsey's suggestion--teal and red!

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  40. yellow stimulates excitement, so i would definitely go for something more calming - we want to avoid more energy than is natural, right? :)

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  41. I think you should ask your kids about the colours :)

    If I were choosing I'd do something bright (red + yellow!). I like bright colours though, and it also depends a little bit on what other colours you've used in adjacent rooms in my opinion anyway.

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  42. Best color combo EVER:

    turquoise and apple green

    IMHO.

    Isn't it fun to choose colors?

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  43. say that some combo of chocolate/espresso and robin's egg or turquoise blue would look really lovely together!

    Work from home India

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  44. I bought the paint! More to come soon- but I chose a soft spice orange and robin's egg blue! :)

    Steph

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