The importance of colour
Whether your newborn will have their own room or share one, their upcoming arrival in the family becomes very real as soon as their room is finished. It is important to make the right choices for that room to ensure that it is a comfortable space, day or night.
Whether or not you believe in chromotherapy, the science by which colors influence our mood health, color plays a major role in decoration. Imagine going to a spa for a relaxing weekend and find yourself sleeping in a room with bright red walls and a lemon yellow ceiling ... not very relaxing!
The colors in a baby's room should be relaxing but not boring; they will be the backdrop for so many wonderful childhood memories!
Obviously, the baby’s sex also has a great influence on your choice. The room can be very feminine or filled with fire trucks, or you could opt for neutral colors if you don’t know the sex of the baby or if he/she will share the room with a sibling.
The shades you choose for your baby’s room must be in harmony with your home’s existing colors and style. Choose a starting point to guide you:
- The floor color;
- The furniture color;
- The fabric of a chair or bed;
- A frame or decoration that inspires you.
Remember to take a sample with you when you go to the store to match your inspiration with the paint. A picture of the room is also very useful and will help the staff advise you properly.
You’re now ready to choose three colors :
- a dominant color, generally neutral, that will cover about 60 % of the room;
- a secondary color, a bit more striking, that will cover about 30 % of the room;
- an accent color, that will cover the remaining 10 % of the room.
The accent color can be very similar to the secondary color (a blue with a green, for example), or more contrasting (a pink with a green, for example). It can also only be used for accessories, fabrics, drapes or carpet.