Selecting a Wallpaper and Trim Colour for Greta’s Room

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Greta’s room is the bed room that I all the time knew would get one other spherical of redesign. We did a number of small updates proper once we moved in, like updating the flooring and portray the partitions as you’ll be able to see in our final replace. It’s an exquisite house. However as an official teenager, Greta is over the pink paint shade. So final 12 months I put updating her room onto the 2024 challenge listing. And it’s time to take motion!

Chris Loves Julia | Greta's room in pink
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I wished to assist design a room that seems like her — that displays her love of artwork. After Faye’s room and Polly’s room obtained wallpaper, Greta talked about she’d like a few of her personal sometime. We hadn’t discovered a wallpaper that was proper but, however then I had the chance to design my very own with WallPops, and I used to be excited to point out her some choices. It’s humorous, every of my youngsters has a distinct method to design.

There are many folks on this world with various ranges of care in relation to any subject. Chances are you’ll like to prepare dinner or chances are you’ll simply wish to eat wholesome however not care to prepare dinner or chances are you’ll not care about both of these issues in any respect. It may be utilized to any subject, together with residence design—you could be an individual who needs to design each room of their residence, you may simply need it to look good however not wish to design it your self or chances are you’ll not care about both of these issues.All of us have completely different passions, and Greta’s shouldn’t be design in any respect. I used to be attempting to decide on the trim shade final week and confirmed her 4 completely different shade card strips. She advised me, “I actually don’t care, Mother, I simply need it to look good.” Bought it! So I’m taking the wheel on this one.

Selecting a Wallpaper for Greta’s Room

Chris Loves Julia | Julia holding CLJ x WallPops wallpaper rolls in her handsChris Loves Julia | Julia holding CLJ x WallPops wallpaper rolls in her hands

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We launched 15 wallpapers (eeek!) this week in quite a lot of designs and colorways, and I put 9 on the wall to check how they seemed. The Nova assortment had a repeat that felt near Faye’s wallpaper down the corridor and Polly has a mural-esque wallpaper much like Bramble assortment in her room in order that vetoed these two. I actually wished to make use of the Melograno assortment elsewhere in the home (it could be my fav) That left us with Jade and Posy, and Greta was extra into the Posy.

Chris Loves Julia | CLJ x WallPops Posy Collection WallpaperChris Loves Julia | CLJ x WallPops Posy Collection Wallpaper

Posy Cranberry | Posy Vanilla | Posy Spruce | Posy Midnight

Now which shade to decide on? Despite the fact that I really like Midnight, we’ve the blue bonus room proper subsequent to her room, so I didn’t need that one as a result of I prefer to have a shade story that strikes folks all through the home. After which Greta goes to me, “Come on mother, you’re not going to decide on white.” I’ve a mode, what can I say! In order that took the finalists to Spruce and Cranberry. Spruce would actually tie at midnight inexperienced from downstairs and produce it upstairs. And though the mudroom is a wealthy cranberry shade, we don’t actually have it upstairs (apart from the opposite aspect of the home within the upstairs powder room).

Chris Loves Julia | Julia standing in front of Cranberry and Spruce Posy Collection Wallpaper samplesChris Loves Julia | Julia standing in front of Cranberry and Spruce Posy Collection Wallpaper samples

It was a toss-up between two actually nice choices and both one would work with the trim shade that I appreciated (extra on that in a second). However I lastly determined the winner is….Cranberry! Then it was time to choose a trim shade.

Chris Loves Julia | Julia unrolling a roll of CLJ x WallPops Posy Collection Wallpaper in CranberryChris Loves Julia | Julia unrolling a roll of CLJ x WallPops Posy Collection Wallpaper in Cranberry

3 Methods to Pair a Wallpaper with a Trim

Chris Loves Julia | Dining RoomChris Loves Julia | Dining Room

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If you find yourself selecting a trim paint shade on your wallpaper, there are actually 3 ways you’ll be able to go. First, you are able to do a tonal trim shade the place you virtually match the bottom shade of the wallpaper, possibly in a shinier sheen. That is what we did in our eating room — we picked a gray-blue paint shade that was the general tone of the wallpaper, and all of it blends actually properly collectively.

Chris Loves Julia | StudyChris Loves Julia | Study

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The second possibility is that you are able to do a coordinating trim shade. Now, that is tough as a result of it’s not a complementary shade, it’s extra of a shade that’s discovered within the wallpaper itself. For instance within the research, we painted the partitions a darkish inexperienced, and there’s a bit darkish inexperienced within the mural but it surely’s not the first tone. So with this method, you select a shade from inside the wallpaper and paint the trim that shade.

Chris Loves Julia | Gigi's nurseryChris Loves Julia | Gigi's nursery

Gigi’s Nursery Sources

The third possibility shouldn’t be selecting a shade from the wallpaper in any respect. You’re selecting one thing contrasting. It might be a complementary shade on the colour wheel (like what we did in Gigi’s nursery), or it might be one thing from a material sample you’re utilizing elsewhere within the room. On this state of affairs, you’ll be able to take into consideration the general shade palette of the room and never fear about whether or not it’s represented within the wallpaper.

The Trim We Selected for Greta’s Room

When it got here to Greta’s room, I actually wished to create a shade scheme in her room exterior of the wallpaper. I wished it to be a couple of notice, so I made a decision to do a contrasting shade of one thing that’s not represented within the wallpaper, which is one thing I’ve wished to do for a very long time in our residence.

Chris Loves Julia | Blue paint deck in front of cranberry posy CLJ x WallPops wallpaperChris Loves Julia | Blue paint deck in front of cranberry posy CLJ x WallPops wallpaper

We went with a deep bluish-green — the colour known as Sherwin-Williams Riverway. We’re doing semi-gloss for the trim and whereas I initially wished to color the ceiling, I’m now pivoting to a creamy eggshell shade. Keep tuned…I can’t wait to share the outcomes!

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