Painting a playroom – I'm losing it!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Keep it yellow or paint it neutral?
    Keep the yellow. : (44 votes)
    79 %
    Paint it tan. : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Who cares? : (9 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee

    Tan is blah…imo. I like vibrant colors. I just painted my son’s room…orange…like…Dunkin Donuts Orange, General Lee Orange.  It’s awesome…white trim thoug, really brightened it up. Maybe a brighter yellow?

    Post # 5
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    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think the yellow will be a much better color to have with the other things you’re describing. It certainly doesn’t look bright to me, but is a cheerful color for a child.

    It is only paint. Maybe later you can redo it, but I think you should leave it and live with it. Once everything else is in there, you’ll hardly even notice it and will probably love your decision to keep it.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You will see much less of the color once everything is in the room. Paint can be overwhelming when its the only thing you see.  And its not a particuarly bright yellow anyway which acts like a neutral.

     

    Post # 7
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    1056 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

    I think the yellow looks good.  It will be fun for a kid but isn’t over the top

    Post # 9
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think that’s a STUNNING shade of yellow! I definitely like it more than tan, and psychologically it seperates “play area” from the rest of the house.

    That being said, yellow is the hardest color for the brain to process, so people fight most often in yellow rooms! But I think it’s enough of a buttery shade that you’ll be fine!

    Post # 11
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    1259 posts
    Bumble bee

    Keep the colour. Once kid “stuff” is in there it will just make for a cheerful room – it’s not school bus yellow or anything. It’s more of a neutral yellow IMO.

    I had a yellow bedroom once with navy curtains and bedding and absolutely loved it. Then again I was like 13 but I kept it that way for several years. 

    Post # 12
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @daybyday:  Yep! I was a psychology major. It was one of my favorite studies!

    Post # 13
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    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like the yellow! I think that you want a child’s playroom to be bright and happy and sunny and fun and stimulating, and yellow does all of those things while tan… not so much 😉

     

    Post # 15
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    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @daybyday:  Where is it located in the house? What rooms connect to it?

    The yellow doesn’t look bright or garish (from the picture), it looks buttery and mellow! I don’t think it would clash with earth tones at all.

     

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