The design forecast has also shifted when it comes to kids’ rooms. “When it comes to choosing a color palette, we like to think about going beyond the traditional gender colors and selecting something a little more unexpected,” said Crane. “Think high-voltage secondary colors rather than the primaries that we see in a lot of kids’ rooms,” explained Nichols.
The designers encourage trying bright purples, oranges and greens, even in unique combinations. “Try aqua and melon or peacock blue with citrine yellow for girls,” said Crane, “and for boys, combine a steel gray with a bright orange.”
Accent pieces are moving from themed to inspired. For example, a sense of the outdoors, exploration and adventure can be conveyed through, “not so much a theme but influences and touches that focus on the outdoors,” said Nichols. Add whimsy to a sophisticatedly designed children’s space with large scale or graphic wall coverings in dramatic colors which give the room a custom look while incorporating fun for the kids to enjoy.
Fun is also being extended to the ceiling. “Designing the ‘fifth wall,’ otherwise known as the ceiling, is on trend right now,” said Crane. “Don’t leave it white.” A metallic wall covering, wallpaper or stencil can serve not only to bring together the colors in the room, say Nichols and Crane, but also add interest to the room, making it feel youthful.
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