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Painting your kids !

Painting your kids
Painting your kids

Painting in your children’s room is really fun. Kids need a space that is functional, of course, so get your floorplan with the necessities sorted out: bed, desk, chair, storage and, most importantly – lots of room for playspace. Once you’ve got that out of the way, then the real fun begins. Let’s get into some color!

I think it’s a good idea to think beyond the next couple of years. After all kids grow up fast, think about whether they’ll still want those fire engine red walls as badly at eight or nine as they did when they were four or five. You want to try to select colors that aren’t too far at either end of the spectrum, not too light and not too saturated or dark. If your child’s room is on the small side, you can make it feel larger by using lighter shades. I’ve encouraged families to try painting a focal wall in a darker hue or, even more fun, painting the room in stripes.

Our friends at Benjamin Moore have picked Lemon Sorbet as their it color for 2013. This light and bright shade can be great for a child’s room. And though it can be a bit too lemony for some people, you can give it more depth by layering it with darker stripes or by pairing it with another it shade, cool gray. This unexpected color combo can create a space for a child that is calming and soothing, perfect for unwinding after a long day!

But experiment with colors for your kids’ room! Have fun with it. The only way to know how colors will look in your home is to get some brushout color samples from your favorite painting company and hold them against your walls, in your home’s lighting at different times of day. Those tiny chips from the paint store are tough to get a true feeling for the color. Give me a ring at MB Jessee HQ and I’ll have some 8 and 1/2 by 11s sent over. If you’re thinking of redoing your child’s room, give me a call, I’d love to come by!

---Matthew Jessee

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