Our friend Kelli works at Seventeen, and she recently challenged us to come up with a Swatchbook for a teen girl’s room. We did some research on their site – they’ve got a “Bedroom Battle” feature where you get to rate fellow readers’ rooms – and the main thing we got out of it was: girls love color. Specifically pink! So that is obviously our base color for this palette. But the challenge with your high school room is that you want it to grow up with you. So we toned down the color a bit, added some accents in blues and greys (with a pop of red to keep it lively), and – voila! – a color scheme that’s young and fun, but not so crazy you’ll hate it six months from now. (-Moe)
Paint colors: Rose Geranium A34-4, Sweet Dreams A52-3, Shooting Star A50-1, and Royal Hyacinth C45-6; all Olympic. And Poinsettia 150B-7, Behr. Paxton Wall Shelves in White, $49-69, West Elm. Klappsta Chair in Sanne Blue/Black, $199, Ikea. Primrose Bolster Pillow, $190, John Robshaw. Seventeen Flirt Sparks Rug inAqua, $199 for 5’4×7’8, Target. Bubble-Up Bedside Table in White, $199, PBTeen. Boka Table Lamp in Persimmon, $179, Crate & Barrel. Charisma engineered flooring in Weathered Walnut from Dream Home collection, $1.39 per square foot, Lumber Liquidators. Focal Point Grand Tuscan Frieze molding, $39.99, Home Depot.