I have a dilemma. I just bought this really cute bed for my toddler from IKEA. It is white and metal, if you want to look it up on their website, it is the MINNEN extendable bed. The walls in her room are an off-white color and the bed just blends right in, I want it to stand out more. So I want to paint an accent wall where the bed is, but I am having such a hard time figuring out which color to use.
I have been going for an old-fashioned style in there; an antique look, or "shabby chic" I guess. I don't want to use any shades of pink, I want the color to grow with her and/or not scare off future buyers if we sell.
Other colors in the room:
A dresser that is a very dark wood - looks like a walnut to me.
A toy chest that is a cherry wood
A little rocking chair that is an orange/red color that is a bit distressed, made to look old and used.
A large framed saying above the dresser (opposite wall from the bed), that is in a dark wood and linen color.
This is her bedding: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00524VGZW/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details, which is very similar to some quilted wall decorations I made for her with her initials that are above her bed (the wall that needs to be painted.
I also made her a magnet board that I painted in a neutral beige/brown color, with her name painted in a rose color. (on the wall with the window)
There are brass fixtures in the room.
Any help or ideas would be great! Thanks!
Answer by kmath at 7:44 PM on Feb. 6, 2012
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Answer by kimigogo at 8:07 PM on Feb. 6, 2012
With wood I would stick to natural colors. I don't think the white bed would throw anyone off. I like soft green colors with wood furniture. Plus, it's not too stimulating to the eye, depending on if your child is sensitive to colors.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:20 PM on Feb. 6, 2012
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