Snips and snails,
And puppy dog tails,
That’s what little boys are made of.
~ Author Unknown
Boys’ bedrooms must be painted light blue
Ahh … we know all too well, that little boys are full of mischief and fun and their pockets contain a treasure trove of items that only impish little boys would collect. In the past, having a little boy or boys in the house usually meant bedrooms created to look like a pit stop with a bed that resembled a race car with matching accessories. If you were blessed with more than one boy and they shared a bedroom, then bunk beds were de rigueur.
Nowadays, boys’ bedrooms are more streamlined and reflect our modern electronics age. Brothers don’t share bunk beds, but there are twin beds now with room for each boy to claim their own space without creating a line of demarcation across the middle of the room. Along with the streamlined look of gleaming electronic devices, like plasma TVs and gaming devices, desks are groaning with the usual computer paraphernalia. My, but we’ve come a long way, haven’t we?
There are many exciting options for creating a bedroom that will take your heir or heirs from youngster to teenager and beyond. You don’t have to saddle yourself with blah blue, just because it is the most-common color for boys. Have a look below to see what is trending on today’s color palette for boys:
Don’t be singing the blues
Medium blue – Everyone knows that pastel blue is associated with baby boys and while that is fine for the nursery, you might want to kick that blue color up a notch or two and go for a trendier blue color for a boy’s room. Different shades of blue are soothing and what better place to create a soothing atmosphere than in the bedroom? A combo of soft blue and a darker blue is soothing and the lighter colors can be used in places where little boys don’t get into mischief like behind bed headboards, behind bookcases or computer desks. Use the darker hue in areas where the inevitable smudges and scuff marks will occur, like a play area. This color scheme will lend itself to pairing with brighter and bolder colors for furniture, like open box shelving or even crate-type shelving in exciting shades like tangerine or red. Those bright colors paired with bedding and curtains and interchangeable pillows in similar help to create a fun look for your little boy’s room.
Ahoy matey – If your heart is set on a blue boy’s room, it is also fun to paint in a lighter shade of blue with mock dark-blue waves around the perimeter and accessorize with a nautical theme. This clean, coastal look is definitely blue, but not blah and boring!
Stray from the traditional
Neutral colors are safe
Black and white or red and white – Both are contemporary, edgy looks and can be used to create energy in the room and are easy to accessorize. Try two walls in the darker contrast color and two walls in bright white. Black furniture or white furniture give neutrality and the ability to accessorize with bright and flashy colors without the room looking overdone.
Sports and favorite teams
Consider painting a boy’s room in his favorite professional team’s colors. You can choose those primary colors and alternate the walls with the contrasting colors, or use the accent wall concept for just one contrasting colored wall. Match the trim on windows, windowsills and baseboards to the accent wall for a well-coordinated look. If your child plays sports, why not cover that accent wall with mementos of his favorite sports? This can be accomplished with pictures or awards, even old sports equipment, all which will personalize his room and make him feel very special. Instead of framed artwork, consider using large decals of sports figures and sports scenes. If you can imagine it, it’s available on the internet.
Boo-boos in picking a paint color ….
A whole-house neutral paint color works okay. Painting is a big job and you don’t want to be changing your paint color on an every-year basis. But for children’s’ rooms, it is okay to try out some different colors. After all, they are kids, and kids are not always mindful of being careful not to mar the paint; scuffs and smudges occur necessitating more frequent paint jobs. One of the easiest ways to completely change how a room looks, is to give it a fresh coat of paint. So why not try to go with different looks. Sure, sooner or later, you are bound to pick a color that maybe looked great on the paint chips, or even online, but after it dried, you were clucking your tongue and calculating how soon you could re-paint that room again. Did you know that if you hire a contractor who specializes in bedroom painting, that expert would not only be able to provide you with the expertise of a quality interior paint job, but also would counsel you on what colors would look best in a room’s size and shape? There is more to picking a color for a room, than simply choosing it because you think that color will give the room an edgy, contemporary look. Why not consider consulting with a professional painter in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn today?