Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Classroom Walls Tip #3: Simple Color Scheme

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This week we are focusing on making your classroom walls appear clutter-free and visually appealing.  Today’s tip is to stick with a simply color scheme.  I am a HUGE fan of black.  It matches everything.  It’s neat.  It’s sleek.  It’s slimming. :)
I choose to combine black, with aqua and lime green this year.  
Aqua and red are pretty trendy right now.
Nate Berkus tells me that tangerine is the color of the year.
Pinks and browns are still pretty popular.
Greens and blues are calming.
Basically, you want to pick colors that you love, that compliment each other and that will provide a nice background for your room.
I suggest buying black or white baskets, bins, and other storage goodness because you can reuse them if you change colors or themes.
Below are some of the lovely classrooms found online.
The first picture is from Kristen’s classroom.  If you know her, you already love her.  If not I recommend you pour a cup of coffee and settle in for a treat because her blog is pure awesomeness.  Yesterday I posted about using black borders.  She actually does the opposite with a dark background and blue borders.  LOVE it!

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