To have inspired, evaluate patterns. If you discover a patterned fabric, window addressing or area rug that you love, you can actually draw 1 or 2 colours from it to apply through the room. Bedding is an excellent place to begin – that new patchwork quilt may just give you the best wall color. It’s not essential to match the color exactly; picking out a lighter or darker tone works too.
If you have already selected a design for her room, the colour palette may flow from that. It can be pink for a ballet design, green for a garden design, or blue and yellow for a seaside design. Mix various extremes of your main color, from pale pastels to bright, saturated hues, to spread out up the opportunities.
After you have your general palette of one or two colors, attempt to add a highlight color, perhaps in a supporting hue. High-contrast mixtures like pink and green or purple and yellow add energy to a room. Use the color white, too, as a counterpoint to stronger colors and patterns.
If you are drawn to a bold color but don’t want to overwhelm the room, paint it on an accent wall, or use it for accessories such as window coverings and throw pillows. Test large swatches of paint on the wall before committing to a color, and look at how the natural light in the room changes its appearance through the day.