One Color, Same Intensity When going all-out with color, like in this child's bedroom by designer Steven Miller, make sure the color intensities are similar. That is, don't pair pale pinks with neon pinks, or the room will feel disconnected. Likewise, if saturated blue is your color of choice, a pastel blue will look out of place. Even in analogous rooms, which tend to be calming, pick shades that have similar intensities. Photo by Matthew Millman. Little Girls Room, Girls Bedrooms, Kids Room, Pink Room, Pink Wall, Trundle Beds, Pink Bedrooms, Pillows, Girl Rooms
If you've ever painted a room that faces north, you may have noticed that the color didn't quite look like you expected, especially if you used a lighter hue. That's because north-facing rooms receive very little direct sunlight, if any. Also, the natural light that does stream into the space is often a cool, bluer light —not the warm sunny type. With all of that, north-facing rooms can still be warm and inviting, if you're willing to use colors that are more saturated and vibrant.
Orange and Blue Complementary colors or colors that sit across from each other on the color wheel — aren't only reserved for sports teams. Designer Constance Ramos paired muted orange and blue against espresso cabinets in this home office, giving the space a warm, fresh appeal. Other complementary color pairs to try: red and green; purple and yellow.