I think i only want a feature wall. All my furniture is white and i have light coloured floating floorboards It is a super small room! I wasnt sure whether to make it girly or just a colour anyone would like so i dont end up hating it later on. Im 17 so a few years off moving out. I really like red but i dont want it to close in the space, so maybe a turquoise? _____________________ Interior Design London LondonThis message has been edited. Last edited by: jemsander,
Jan 19, 2013, 05:05 PM
You might want to try the decorating boards at HGTV.
The ladies there are more into colors. Generally speaking though, I'd find some bedding that you like, and then pull a color out of the bedding for your accent wall.
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Jan 19, 2013, 06:04 PM
I wouldn't paint a small room in any dark color as it will make the room look smaller.
I would instead accessorize with color, such as a bedspread, pillows and/or curtains or drapes, and possibly some throw rugs if you live in a cold climate and the floors get cold.
If you sew, you can make the pillow covers and change them with the seasons.
The question is what do YOU really want? Do you want a "girly" room? Do you study in the room? If so, dark walls would definitely not be a good idea.
Also, is the room used both as a sleeping room and a social room? Sounds like you have friends over and wonder what colors they might like. In that case, it would be hard to cater your color scheme to everyone who came over, so I'd stick with a neutral colored wall paint and vary the colors with accessories.
That way you could also take the accessories with you when you move out.
With white, you actually have a lot of choices... greens and blues for summer, naturals and warmer colors for winter.
In my age group (many decades older than you), I'm seeing some trend toward a contemporary Victorian color scheme with burgundy, forest green and ivory. It's very soothing but not heavy as the Victorian decorating was.
Sand and sea are also popular themes, especially with white or ivory furniture and walls.