Purple & lilac are my predictions for the next "in" color for kids rooms and nurseries. Lilac is a romantic, sweet, and delicate color, whereas purple is rich, lavish and mysterious. If you like pink but seeking something different, purple is wonderful alternative. Purple was popular in the 70's so there are lots of great retro fabrics available featuring purple which would make great cushions, and quilt covers. There are many shades of purple often forgotten about, lavender, plum, magenta, violet and wine to name a few.
I love Grey. I mean really love grey. It's a nuteral, balanced color that is perfect for nurseries, kids and teenage rooms. If you have a baby girl, grey, yellow and pink tones work wonderfully together, yet with a boy, grey works with white, mustards, olives green and red.
Grey is not harsh like black but still has a masculine quality, and mixed with pastels, it can be ultra feminine. Whilst some may think of grey as dull and dreary, i Iove that it's a classic color that won't date and that it can be dressed down or dressed up, and what i love most of all, it was my grandfather's name.
Okay, so maybe wine is the first word that comes to mind when we hear the word "Red", but i also think of fire engines, toffee apples, and roses and now i can add Children's Rooms to my list. Red is an intense, passionate color, that has been known to raise the heart rate and to increase stimulation. For those reasons, i tend to only use red an an accent color. I believe children's rooms should be colorful and playful yet not over stimulating.....AS WE ALL WANT OUR CHILDREN TO SLEEP. Adding red funiture, cushions, posters, toys etc all add an exciting energy and enthusiasm to a child's bedroom. In China, red is associated with good luck, in Singapore it brings joy and in Jacinda's world, it inspires love. Maybe red can inspire all these things in your little one's room, or at the very least remind you that a red wine is not far away.