While most Mom’s of boys give into superhero-adorned rooms that may or may no be wall to wall in toys, our client was adamant in her brief for creating a calming and peaceful bedroom space for her five year old son.
The colour palette had to complement the home’s overall neutral Scandinavian style. A neutral palette was to incorporate wooden textures, with only pops of colours for accent.
Based on the look of the home as a whole, our designer Claire suggested the ‘safe neutrals’ including sandy tones, whites and greys. These would be accented with shades of terracotta, sea green and teal.
Claire proposed painting half the wall in a soft sand colour that didn’t have too much of a strong yellow undertone as it needed to tone in with the terracotta colours but also not too much of a pink undertone as it is after all a little boy’s room. She took a look at various colour samples to ensure she obtained the correct tone and settled on Plascon‘s Worn Wood (DC 7). Given the small room size, the top half of the wall was finished in bright white, to give the space a bright and light feel.
Claire created a digital concept board for the clients, to help them visualise how the colours would work together and the overall look and feel to be created in the room.
With the correct balance of neutrals and accent colours, natural textures and sustainable toys, a tranquil retreat would be created – an escape from all the outside stimulation an energetic five year old boy is exposed to.
Join us here on the blog tomorrow for the full reveal…