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How to take risks with paint

With just a few coats of a pretty new hue you can completely revamp your space. Easier said than done because I know how often your mind can be changed when it comes to making a paint color decision! It’s the never ending battle of do I or don’t I? You see something you like on Pinterest, or maybe even something your fave designer (ah-hem) has done and decide that this is it. You’ve finally made up your mind, 100% confident and not turning back. You head down to your local paint store, pick up a sample and then…..chicken out. And guess what, that’s OK! Because sometimes you just need some time to process this life changing decision (clearly jk). Rest assured that your original idea is probably what you should follow through with. Or, a version of that idea at least. My rule of thumb is to always go with your first instincts. Because 1) That is what you are really drawn to. And 2) You will always wonder what it would have looked like. And you don’t need those kinds of thoughts filling your brain on the daily, you’ve got other important things to think about. SO, I’m here to tell you, O’ brave one, that just going for it with a bold new paint color is worth the risk and if you don’t believe me, here are 10 examples to prove it. From painted floors, bright walls, a pink ceiling, ombre style and bright moulding & baseboards (see another super-duper example here) these rooms will show you that a little bold paint can go a long way. Wondering which paint brand to use? While we use a few different sources, my favorite and go-t0 is Ecos Paints. Because whether I’m designing a nursery, kids room or your family room, the healthiest and safest choice is the Eco-Friendly, non-toxic line of paint from Ecos.

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Transform your kids room with floor to ceiling COLOR

Just say no to neutral floors & ceilings in kids rooms! After all, these are the rooms you can have a color party in and get away with it! I am typically a fan of neutral wall colors and bringing in pops of color through the use of bedding, drapery, artwork or area rugs (post coming soon on achieving this look). But then I’ll come across a room design that is floor to ceiling decorated with vibrant colors and I’m blown away at how magical it can look. There is a fine line in making this work. It can either be worthy of the Elle Decor cover or a complete Rainbow Brite disaster. But don’t let that statement scare you away from going out on the edge and testing your Kelly Wearstler-esque design abilities. Keep in mind that all of your colors should be close to the same intensity so that they combine together nicely and you’ll want to choose a limited color palette of bright colors to keep it from becoming overwhelming. I’d stick with 2 or 3 shades that are vibrant that work together. Color is your friend! Remember that it is so easy to paint over a wall color over time if and when you decide you’re ready for change. Wallpaper is another fabulous option, although more permanent and not easily removable. But if you find the perfect pattern that works with your style then I’d go for it because as you can see from the examples I’m showing here, pattern from floor to ceiling completely transforms the room! Inspiration is your first step, so hopefully you’ll be feeling inspired and ready to go with these floor to ceiling bright rooms that I’ve selected as my favorites! If you’ve decorated a bright room on your own that you’re proud of, please share with us and we may feature you in a follow up post!