Soothing Colors for Two Active Boys

Bright yellow is banished and replaced with a more calming color palette.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionBright yellow is the wrong color for this bedroom inhabited by two active brothers. Storage is an issue as well — designer Lauren Henry has a plan to maximize the small room without making it feel crowded.
This is a color makeover for the bedroom shared by six-year-old Adrian, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, and his eight-year old brother, John Russ. The bedroom’s current mango yellow is not the soothing palette that brings Adrian tranquility, and John Russ and he both love the color blue. Designer Lauren Henry comes up with a psychologically-correct design using the colors blue and green with lots of new storage, and some things that really make the kids smile, including bridges, bugs, and a bunk bed.