First off, I am 14 years old. I want to decorate
my room. Not so much I need help decorating, just that I need
help with the color schemes. My bed spread is a magenta/maroon
color,but it still has a hint of pink in it. But I don't know
what color I should paint my walls and ceiling to contrast with
it. I don't want boring colors, I want funky colors. Like
yellow, orange, and other bright colors like that. But they
have to contrast with my bed spread. But I don't know what?
Help please. Thank you.
Light Green. I had that color combo for years. I have just
changed to gold, black, and leopard. (01/03/2002)
A golden orange and lime green are my daughter's
recommendations. She's into bright funky colors.
I don't know if Katie wants the colors to coordinate, to
contrast, or to clash. She says contrast, and the ones she
mentions certainly do that. Some of them would almost certainly
also clash. But if she means she wants something that will
contrast but not clash, it is a little more of a challenge.
Some good colors to go with magenta are not the same as good
colors for maroon. Magenta is a hot color that goes well with
orange-red, turquoise, kelly, goldenrod, eggshell, and the other
colors of a Mexican color palette. Maroon is a reddish-purple
with a brownish quality, rather like burgundy, but a little
brighter. It looks well with colors like hunter green (or
something just a bit lighter than hunter, perhaps dark
pistachio, depending on how dark a maroon), royal blue, just
maybe with old gold or a beige-tan.
For the hot Mexican theme including magenta, I'd recommend
neutral walls, and lots of eye-popping colors on accessories.
Maybe one wall could be painted a bright color, or blocks of
color could be applied to the walls, and of course, the trim can
certainly be brilliant colors, but the effect really requires a
significant amount of neutral, like the natural stucco color
that is so prevalent. If this is the color scheme, then the
southwest style is very appropriate and will be available in the
right colors. For the best effect, I'd want to use several
versions of off-white, such as oatmeal, cream, ecru, and so on
to distinguish one neutral object from another. Since the haut
decorators were using colors of this sort just a season or two
ago, you might find the right accessories on clearance. Wood
tones would be either oak or very dark browns, almost black.
For the warm and somewhat less exuberant maroon plus whatever,
again some neutral is important to avoid a too busy effect.
Anything from white to light tan might work as the background
color. Oak is a good wood tone with this, and rattan is good.
Go to a paint store and have them show you a color wheel. Choose
a color opposite the colors of your bedspread perhaps. You
might want to lighten the color so it isn't overwhelming.
A poster above the bed echoing the bedspread colors might lend
Well Im 15 and just moved, and I could not stand white boring
walls. I painted them all pink. It is in between the color of
watermelon and hot pink. My bedspread is black and white
(reversible). I put my favorite band posters on a wall since I
love emo/rock music and then I put my dance pictures on the
other walls (I am a ballet dancer) and it looks good. Another
idea is choose a color (your fav) to paint your room and learn
to make your own duvet cover so you can change the theme of your
room anytime. (07/28/2007)
I moved into a new house about 3 months ago and I had a paint
party. I invited all me new friends over and we splatterd the
walls with different colors it was awesome, then I went to Sears
and bought cheap, but cool stuff my room is way better than the
old one. (10/02/2007)
By cutie bunny
You should go with a star theme/Hollywood. Paint your walls hot
pink and add some glittery silver stars to them. Paint your old
bed and furniture gold. Add some sheer curtains in a lighter
pink than the walls. Also add a star beaded curtain and hang it
on the window or on your wall. (01/02/2008)
Here is how you should do your room:
If you like outdoors and are looking for some color to paint you
room try this: paint the lower parts of your room a bright green
the pait the higher part of you walls and your ceiling plain
blue. Then you take a paint roller dip it it in white and dab
white spots all over your ceiling for clouds. If you walls look
to boring put a stripe of wallpaper around the room right above
the green. My friend did this with her room and it looks really
If your a funky girl who is need of some bright colors try
this: paint you walls orange and hot pink. Then take paint
markers and stencil in you name, flowers, or maybe even the
year. (You should be able to get the stencils and paint markers
at your local craft store.) If your walls still look bare you
can take all your family, friends, and your pets pictures and
put them on your wall. They will no only make your walls less
bare but they'll brighten up your room and make you smile every
Hope I could help.
Bored of you room? Want to give it a new look? Well here are
some ways to brighten up your room and organize it without total
many, you don't want your room to look cluttered)
jar then us the jar to hold pencils.
(perhaps ones that match with your bedspread) tie colorful
patterned ribbons around their necks.
the frame with plastic jewels and other decoratives to make your
photos a litter brighter.
extras such as hair pieces, tacks, paper clips, rubber bands,
decorate it with fake gems, pop out stickers, etc. Then hand it
on your wall.
the outside in wrapping paper and use it to store your
glue a fake jewel to each end and for the finishing touch tie a
ribbon/piece of yarn around the three boxes. Now you have a
small set of drawers to hold your stickers and other small items
paper. Decorate the outside with rhinestones. Now you have a
magnetic board to put memos on.
and cut the paper into a circle. Then take a clear stones that
you would use in a fish tank. (for smaller stickers use smaller
stones) Glue the stone on top of the paper and glue a magnet on
the bottom of the paper. When it dries you'll have a cool
magnet. (You can buy the magnets and possibly the stones and
your craft store, but if you can't find the stones there look
where they would sell fish tank items. They probably wouldn't
have them at a pet store.)
scrap booking paper. Label each one so you know what's inside.
Glue strong magnets to the back of the tins. Then take a metal
ruler and attach the tins on and hang the ruler on the wall.
Then whenever you need something you can just pull he tin off.
hold all your hair accessories such as clips,hair scrunchies,
and perhaps even your hairbrush.
Decorating is easy. Here are some steps that I made up to help
"main" color) and use that same color for your walls, maybe tone
it down a bit so it is not too bright.
(keep in mind that white furniture will go with pretty much any
colors you choose for everything else.)
things that match your personality.
color to make sure you are really going to like it.
Some good color schemes ( you can add white):
Keep in mind that it is good to stick with a color scheme,
but you can add cool pops of color like a shiny silver lamp or
some bright colored pillows. Try and stay away from white walls.
I was thinking a neon green with pink polka dots. (04/24/2008)
You can do something with bold colors like deep purple's. You
can match it with brown pillows to give a loungy feel. I put a
mantle I got from Habitat for Humanity in my room. It gave it a
sophisticated and cool feel. (04/25/2008)
If you're looking for cheap, easy ways to redecorate your room,
try cutting out fashion ads/photo shoot pages from magazines and
sticking them on a wall or door, all aligned with no gaps.
It looks amazing. I have it on my door and the corner of 2 of
the walls above my bed. I also find awesome things at $2 shops
such as pirate flags and fake flowers and just stick them
anywhere they'll fit. My room is all brown, but I managed to
make it super colorful and it still looks good. (12/01/2008)
I personally love pink and black. Since my parents won't let me
paint my walls black I'm doing a neon pink with black paint for
quotes on my wall. Like a quote I put up from Gerard Way was
something like "no matter what anybody says to you, no matter
what anybody does to you, you stay who you are" -Gerard Way
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