Real Simple, one of our favorite magazines for fun, fresh ideas for life and the home worked with Amy Wax, author of Can’t Fail Color Themes ; Kristan Cunningham, host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime; and Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute with photography by Grant Cornett, to come up with these gorgeous wall paint color combos.
These designed-for-kids fun colors are delightful and contemporary alternatives to your more traditional shades of blue and pink. We’ve included a few of the palettes above but there are more in the full article at RealSimple.com. Their decorating tip of using one of the three colors for the walls and the others for accents and trim is a great way to add the color depth and contrast we seek in a vibrant colored kids room and baby nurseries.
The first wall paint palette they call Citrus Blast is our favorite. We love the orange and blue combo with the yellow touch. The colors are called Tangelo, Tropical Cabana, and American Cheese and are Benjamin Moore’s Natura line. Benjamin Moore’s Natura line has zero VOC’s (which means the paint does not emit odor nor chemicals) and is a great choice for the eco-conscious mom.
The second wall paint palette we liked as it cleverly used both blue and pink with a neutralizing yellow. They aptly named this palette Berry Blast and the colors are Mimosa, Strawberry Ice, and Little Boy Blue by Pantone EuroLux Interior sold at pantone.com.