Not keen on the idea of white? Bored with blue and pink? If you want to give your child’s bedroom that sleek and stylish look, try the cooling and soothing tones of yellow and grey – this season’s must have trend. Complimentary, simple and elegant – this colour combination suits both genders, all ages, and gives any bedroom a timeless, clean cut look. Take a look below at our guide to the best use of these colours, from accessories to wall art.    

1. Furniture

White is the classic cot colour, but why? White tones and children just do not go, as any mother will tell you. Black may be too harsh, but a soft grey is perfect. As this image shows, a grey cot or bed looks great in keeping with the colour scheme of the room, complimenting the white and contrasting neatly with the yellow. This matches the darker grey in the chair, complete with a cute yellow cushion for the ultimate colour combination. This concept works for all furniture – for example you could have a grey changing unit, with yellow drawers, complimenting both colours. Room to Grow have a number of options regarding cots, beds and furniture in soft grey – perfect for matching with a stylish unisex room.

2. Accessories

When it comes to accessories, it is important to have a balance between your chosen colours, and it’s usually best to have the smaller accessories in the brighter colour, and larger items in the more neutral shade. Here, you can see the cushions and one of the shelves are the more eye catching and vibrant yellow, giving the otherwise neutral room an injection of life.  The balance is neither overpowering nor boring, giving an overall subtle yet stylish look.

3. Wall Art

With the walls, there are a number of options. As with every colour, grey comes in a gradient, so you can paint your walls in a darker or lighter shade in order to match furniture, flooring and accessories. It may be nice to have a feature wall, either in yellow, a darker shade of grey, or wallpaper. Borders are also a nice addition, providing an alternative to papering the entire wall. Alternatively, you could add art or a mural like the one in this image, using yellow and grey tones. It looks polished as well as having that fun factor – your little ones will love it!

4. Bedding

Bedding is often neglected in the design process, but it is as important as anything else, contributing as much as it does to the colour scheme of the room. With the grey and yellow colour combo, white is an option, potentially with some yellow or grey detail. If there is not much of the dominant shade in the rest of the room, like in this image, you could go for a whole yellow bedspread, which really brings out the colour. As you will be changing the sheets regularly, it is always good to either buy two of the same set, or have another set which matches as well as the first. Children are messy, and you never know when you’re going to have to use that spare duvet! Cushions are also a lovely addition to a bedspread, which can feature both the colours and the theme of the room, which here appears to be zigzag lines and elephants.

5. Lighting

Like bedding, light fittings are perhaps not most people’s first thought when thinking about room design, but again they are important. If anyone glances upwards, it is the lampshade or fitting that they’re going to see, so it is imperative that it both goes with the room and looks great. Like the others, the colour of the light fitting depends on the dominant shades in the rest of the room – if your room is mostly grey, yellow may add a nice splash of colour, or you could go for a darker shade of grey to again contrast the lighter colours. Like the cushions, you could also use the lampshade to compliment your theme, with some fun animals or a funky design. There are lots of different types of shades and fittings available, giving the room varying amounts of light – depending on room size and shape, this is another factor to consider.

6. Flooring

The yellow and grey colour scheme lends itself to a neutral and classic wooden floor, as can be seen in all of these images. This can be complimented by a rug, with the size and shape fitting the size and shape of the room – for example, a neat rectangular rug can be seen in this image. Again, like the other sections, the colour and design of the rug depends on the rest of the room design, but it is best to either have a block colour or constant pattern so as to not be too overpowering. As well as creating an aesthetic, a rug can make the room feel more homely, and also make it warmer, especially with wooden floorboards.

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