We love this look because it accomplishes something that’s quite challenging. It manages to look refined and classy while still being oodles of fun! The trick is balance! With too much of the fun stuff, such as the zebra pattern and the candy colors, the space would feel more like a teenager’s bedroom. With too much of the staid gray and traditional molding, the space would seem stuffy and boring. The lighthearted details would become irrelevant if they there less predominate amidst the gray.
To help you accomplish this look we are going to break the elements of the room down in sections because it’s often easier to understand them that way. If you happen to be a novice, this approach will make learning our design a breeze! Just read the bullet points for each aspect of the décor and extract what works best for your personal vision.
The color pallet: Lavender, Light Steel Grey, Plumberry, Onyx, Pastel Aqua
What makes the colors work well together?
- Plumberry and aqua are complimentary because the Plumberry has a red undertone and the aqua has a green under tone (red and green are complimentary.)
- The lavender also hints at a Triadic color scheme. This is three colors on the color that coordinate nicely because they equally spaced apart on the wheel.
- The onyx and light steel gray are a perfect base for the candy colors because they are bold and straightforward. Thus they don’t muddy the overall effect.
What makes it classy and refined?
- Straight lines
- Geometric shapes
- Limited use of pattern
- Fresh flowers
- Traditional molding
- The light steel gray
What makes the room fun and whimsical?
- The zebra pattern
- The spunky floral arrangement
- The pop of candy colors
What makes the room glamorous?
- The shiny, onyx furniture
- The grand gray walls with detailed, traditional molding.
What gives the room some edge?
- The shiny, onyx furniture with sharp corners