Painting the baby room: mistakes to avoid
In the meantimearrival of baby, the preparing his room is an important moment for future parents. The painting is a first reflex for bring a little personality to his little world. With some special constraints, especially the delicate health of a baby, playing with colors requires a few precautions. Check out the tips of Cindy Desmarescaux, Project Manager for Paintings 1825, and Alexandra Valla, Interior Designer for Royal Roulotte, and work around main mistakes in painting in the baby room.
With the desire to do well, the a baby's room is often associated with a painting project. As a way of projecting yourself, conceiving a newborn's space makes it possible to achieve one's next arrival. Often impatiently, colors jostle in the room. But the best is still to take your time. Spotting ideas to the right, inspired by setting aside certain moods or doing some color tests, are ways to make sure make the right choice in a baby's room. Even if he is not there yet, we refines his space with a real personality. A piece of wall behind the bed, a geometric shape near the reading corner or furniture redecorated ... so many ideas for juggle color in a baby's room !
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Error # 1: Apply a paint without doing a test beforehand
Like the rest of the rooms of the house, it is recommended to carry out a test in the room of a baby upstream of the building site. "Before painting the whole room, we recommend doing a color test on a small part of the wall," suggests Cindy Desmarescaux, Project Manager for 1825 Paintings. Chosen in store or on the Internet, the perception of color is different when hue is applied in the room.The exposure to light also affects the actual perception of color. "
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Mistake # 2: Opt for a harmful paint for baby's health
Increasingly monitored, paint manufacturers are working to develop paints without solvents to avoid dispersing in the air chemicals, harmful to the health of a newborn. "Opt for a water-based paint, which is an acrylic rather than a solvent," says Cindy Desmarescaux "Solvent-based paint is not environmentally friendly, dangerous for the environment and the health of people. breathing problems, it also has a strong odor when applied and the drying time is much longer than a water-based paint. " Some paintings are also dedicated to the nursery with special attention to composition. Remember to read labels on paint cans and ask for advice in the shop.
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In a baby's room, the painting must be harmless and healthy for the environment (painting Sea Green 1950, Paintings 1825).
Mistake # 3: Multiply the colors in the baby room
"Everyone has their own preferences for colors and is free to choose or not," recalls Cindy Desmarescaux, "Some prefer bright colors to make baby easier to wake up to, while others prefer the softness of pastel shades." Regardless of the tones chosen for the room, it is recommended not to insert more than three colors to avoid an overloaded style. "Because baby room accessories are often already very colorful, avoid too flashy hues like fuchsia pink and turquoise," advocates Alexandra Valla Royal Roulotte.
Mistake # 4: book the rose to the girls' rooms
Far from prejudices, some roses are welcome in the baby room, regardless of gender. "The range of 'maternal rose', tender and powdery pinks, is recommended to bring calming and serenity to infants, says Cindy Desmarescaux.These tints would refer to the in utero life of babies and the color perceived through the skin of mum." In general, the colors that are overdue are quite disappointing. "We prefer not to mark the decoration of the room according to the gender of the baby, says Alexandra Valla.A sober decoration with soft colors must be nice for a girl or a boy."
Pink can be as sweet as supportive for a baby girl or boy room!
Mistake # 5: choose a satin finish paint
It is thought practical for leaching walls, the satin finish is not the most suitable for the nursery. "We recommend a velvet paint, which will give a peachy effect to the room of the newborn, says Cindy Desmarescaux.The matte colors are also possible, to give a cocooning effect to all." The advantage of the velvet finish is its simplicity of maintenance. In the event of stains on the wall, a sponge blow can clean it.
Mistake # 6: think that color is for walls
In a baby room, one of the problems is to follow its evolution. Instead of applying paint to walls that are common to get tired, it is wise to paint a piece of furniture to bring him a beautiful personality. A way to distil a little color without doing too much.
If the walls are interesting to paint, it is also wise to color the furniture to bring a little character.
Mistake # 7: Missing Personality for a Baby's Room
When a baby arrives, soft colors are preferred, but they must be filled with a space of character to create a baby-friendly world. "If there are already brothers and sisters, we prefer that the new room is a little different from the others, says Alexandra Valla.The color on a wall and decorative details allow to individualize the space to the newcomer of the family."
Mistake # 8: Paint the entire baby's room
With color, everything is a question of measurement. Instead of painting the entire room, we can stick to a single piece of wall, more elegant. "To put color in the room, the wall at the head of the bed can be painted in a delicate color," suggests Alexandra Valla. Other, more graphic options are also auspicious in a baby's room. "Simple and harmonious shapes with beautiful colors allow the newborn to observe and arouse his curiosity, according to Cindy Desmarescaux.The best is to apply the paint on a wall exposed to light to highlight the color . "