What I learnt in the ISCD Colour Course and
why we are now redecoration the kids rooms
I am working on an exciting organising and redecorating project with Phaedra Adamson of Phaedra’s Style. The organisation queen is whipping me (and my home) into shape. From the kitchen to the kid’s room, Phaedra is transforming the different spaces in my home to be practical whilst also making a statement, and best of all it’s on a budget.
Last week I attended a Colour Workshop with the International School of Colour and Design at their pop-up course in Perth. We learnt so many interesting things about colour, how we are attracted or repelled from certain colours, how colours can have notable effects on our moods and how to use your feelings about colour to create a room that not only works for you but is well put together and appealing for everyone else.
In the midst of the ISCD Colour Course I couldn’t help but ask a question. “I’m guessing then, like us, kids can naturally be attracted or repelled from colours also. Would the colour of their room have an effect on how they feel about being in their space?” I knew the answer before I had finished the question.
Essentially we could be re-decorating our children’s room with colours that we love but they could actually hate. What!! I hadn’t thought of that!
We love the concept’s we have developed for all of the three kids rooms. Knowing my kids as well as anyone (I hope), I would assume that they would love the concepts we created for them too, it’s just that we didn’t’ think to check with them first.
If I took away anything from the course it was this. A colour can be tinted (white added), shaded (black added) or greyed (grey added). This action changes the colours intensity or the colours mood. When we decorate, we should stay in the same colour family (tinted, shaded or greyed). This allows you to work with the chosen colour in a less or more intense manner, which then creates a room that is cohesive and a space that actually works.
This is the basic concept Phaedra used when creating a style for the bedrooms. All I want to do now is make sure that the colour pallet we chose is appealing to the children, well at least to Autumn (5.5yrs) anyway.
This doesn’t mean we scrap everything we worked on. What it does mean is that we can ask the kids to choose their favourite colours and work with variations of their chosen colour to make the space and concepts we have already worked on are appealing to them.
The next step, consult the boss. When Autumn chose her three favourite colours, interestingly they were all in the tinted family. OK, so the colours happened to be pink, purple and blue but what that meant for us is that we can use varying tinted versions of these colours to create a cohesive room that she will walk into and love, oh, it also means this chick has great taste. All of the colours in the tinted family! You know your stuff Autumn.
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