Teen Room Makeover

Teen Room Makeover

We have finished! I can not tell you how excited I am to reveal the latest project I’ve been working on for my younger daughter. It’s a  Teen Room Makeover decorated with a modern and stylish, gray, yellow, and turquoise color palette! Teen Room Makeover - Gray, Yellow, Turquoise #HelloBeautiful A few weeks ago we discussed how to Discover Your Color Story when deciding on a room color and designing a room. I showed you all types of beautiful images that inspired the color palette for this Teen Room Makeover and that I’d reveal who the new, hot and fashionable retailer was that just came onto the market and one that I’ve partnered with.  Discover Your Color Story The retailer is The Paint Studio at ACE! The helpful associates at Ace’s Paint Studio specialize in personalized attention and service and offer features like mood-inspired palettes displayed in unique drawers with bright, realistic lighting and tools to make color selection simple. ThePaintStudioLogo_AT ACE_Gray_4cC+K_logo_whiteLet’s take a look at the paint colors I chose for the room. These colors are all by Clark+Kensington in a  beautiful eggshell finish. Garden Stone is for the walls, Saturday Morning for the ceiling, and for a lively and energetic burst of color, I chose to use turquoise accents throughout the room. I used the Clark+Kensington Premium Interior Eggshell Enamel, Paint +Primer in One. I have to tell you, this was my 1st time using the paint and I was very impressed with the paint’s excellent coverage, gorgeous color, and low VOC’s. And no wonder! It was recently ranked #1 by Consumer Reports! Gray, Yellow, Turquoise color palette #HelloBeautifulWhen we moved into our home 6 years ago, my daughter was just learning how to surf, so her heart was set on a Roxy Surfer Girl Room. The room was fun and colorful, but now that she is older, she was desiring a room that reflected a more sophisticated and grown up feeling, yet still wanted it to be young and cool. We basically, scrapped the entire room and started from scratch, furnishings and all. Color makes such a difference! We added a queen sized bed, two side tables, and a dresser and the room looks even LARGER! Teen Room Makeover - Before and After #HelloBeautifulWe gave the walls a coat of white primer, because I was nervous the electric green would show through. Then the walls were painted in the soft Garden Stone Gray. The gray is a perfect shade of gray. It’s warm and very versatile to pair with other colors. We painted the ceiling in the Sunday Morning yellow, which is more of a buttery-yellow-cream color. Gray + Yellow + Turquoise Teen Bedroom #HelloBeautiful To make the gray and yellow really stand out, we added crown molding and wainscoting or picture frame moldings, painted in bright white, all around the room.  I LOVE IT!!!! Teen Room Makeover - Gray + Yellow + Turquoise #HelloBeautiful I combined several different patterns together for the bedding, but made sure to keep the colors the same. Keeping the colors limited, (like 3 tops), is the key to mixing and matching multiple patterns together. Combine patterns in small doses or you will risk a room looking like all crazy and too busy. Gray - Yellow - Turquoise Room Makeover #HelloBeautiful Mirrored bed side tables lend the room just the right amount of sparkle. Mirrored Bedside Table For her table top, I created a fun yellow chevron teen printable and placed it in a pretty turquoise picture frame next to her DIY mermaid she recently painted. (Look for the free printable coming soon!). Yellow Chevron Teen Printable The desk wall is where she often does her homework and of course, her makeup each morning. I created 3 super Easy DIY Canvas Wall Art pieces to fill the space and add a pop of color. Teen Room Makeover - DIY Wall Art #HelloBeautiful I even used some of the Garden Stone Gray wall paint on the striped canvas art. 😉Easy DIY Wall Art - Yellow + Gray + Turquoise #HelloBeautiful

Gray, Yellow, Turquoise Teen Room Makeover with Picture Frame Molding #HelloBeautiful

PB Teen Room MakeoverThe room turned out so fabulous, even I want to move into it! I need to give a special shout out thanks to The Paint Studio at Ace for their amazing colors and paint! Ace is having a Star Spangled Instant Savings Sale July 2nd – 7th and offers Instant Savings of $5 off Clark+Kensington and $5 off Valspar paint. You can connect with Ace here: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, The Paint Studio, YouTube.

Want the look? Click here for the Teen Room Makeover’s Source List for all the items in the room.

Happy Painting!


Disclosure: This post has been brought to you in sponsored partnership with Ace Hardware. All opinions and positions expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.

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  1. Wow, what a beautiful room! Not only is the color palette beautiful but I can’t believe it’s the same room size wise! It’s looks at least a quarter larger than before! Great job!

  2. I love the makeover! The colors you used are so pretty. This room looks so much larger now!

  3. What a beautiful new room for your daughter Kim. Luvly colour palette, very sophisticated , yet youthful at the same time.

  4. love the way the room turned out. hard to believe it was the same room from where it first started. i hope she will enjoy it for many years.

  5. Michelle A says:

    Love the quilt/bedspread!! Did you buy this or make it?

  6. Karin Kish says:

    Wait, what????? My teen daughter asked for this color combination about a year ago, and I said NO WAY! In my defense, her inspiration came from a very ugly lampshade we saw at Target, so I just had that in my head. Now I see your daughter’s room and realize the narrow-mindedness of my opinions. Heck – the kid might get her wish after all! It’s beautiful!!!

  7. such a fun space- so cheerful!

  8. It’s beautiful, Kim. Light, bright & fun! I really love the color palette.

  9. So pretty and fresh! What is the round (wood?) decor over the bed? At first glance I thought it was a monogram, but I guess not. It’s charming.

  10. Absolutely fabulous makeover! Love the color combination! The room looks so much bigger!
    ~ Ashley

  11. Very pretty room 🙂 It’s light and bright and fun, and I bet your daughter loves hanging out in there! Love that you painted the ceiling a colour other than white 🙂

  12. Absolutely fabulous! The colors make the whole room look coordinated and relaxing. Don’t you just love it when things come together so well?

  13. Kim this is just beautiful! I love the aqua and yellow combo!! Pinned!

  14. Beautiful makeover! I like the fresh, youthful feel, but like you said, it’s a little more sophisticated. It looks so much bigger too and it’s just perfectly color balanced. Love it!!

  15. Such a happy room! Love the paint colors.

  16. Love this space! I agree – I would totally want to move in as well! Way to go Ace for having awesome colors!

  17. I know we don’t know each other but can you please adopt me? Whoa! Both of those rooms are gorgeous! I love how this new room is youthful but still classy and sophisticated at the same time!

  18. This is stunning! It’s so crisp and inviting! Do you mind sharing where you found the comforter? My daughter loves those colors and we’ve been looking everywhere (with little luck) to find something that pretty! Thanks!

  19. This is amazing – I would have died to have this as a teen!

    • Oh I know! Seriously right? I’m ready to move in! I’m just enjoying it right now, because I’m sure in a week, I won’t be able to see the floor. 😉
      Thanks Amy!

  20. Beautiful! Teen…I’d love it for myself!

  21. Gorgeous! Love the colors and the mirrored side tables! She has great taste!

  22. Kim! I love everything about this room! Night and day difference and the paint color on the wall is perfect!

  23. This is such a beautiful space! I am in love with that buttery yellow ceiling! When can I move in?? 😉

    • Hee,hee! Thank you! I’m not sure she is sold on the yellow ceiling but it’s going to have to stay that way for awhile. (I love it!).
      Have a great weekend!

  24. LOVE the way her room turned out Kim…BEAUTIFUL!!

  25. Her room turned out so well, Kim! It looks sophisticated but still lots of fun. I’m glad to know about the paint–I’m pretty picky about paint, and there’s an ACE hardware just five minutes from my house!

    • Thank you Richella!
      I too am a self confessed paint snob and I was SO impressed with the Clark+Kensington! Their semi-gloss won awards so I’ll have to give that a try sometime too!
      Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  26. WOW! That is amazing – a beautiful space! Love the paint you picked out!

  27. Kim I love it!! so bright and cheery!

  28. Cristiana says:

    I loooove your teens room! I work at PBTeen. And the Ana Paisley is one of our favorites!! I am redoing my daughters room and that is what she picked!! I have to say you definitely did an amazing job!!

  29. Looks beautiful! What a special room for a special girl.

  30. What a gorgeous makeover !!!
    It’s the first photo that caught my eye at your party actually – just beautiful !!!

  31. you sure you didn’t give her the master? it looks huuuuge now!

  32. i was wondering how much the entire room makeover ended up costing!

  33. where is the blue pillow from? so cute!!!

  34. do you have any type of dresser in the room? My daughter’s room is set up VERY similar to this and I’d love to copy some of your ideas. My daughter doesn’t have a dresser but she does have a large 15 cubby unit from IKEA that we have baskets in for clothes. Would love to figure out how to get more of this look.

  35. Hi Chris!
    Yes, just to the left of the beside table is a gray dresser. Here are 2 posts that show what it looks like and how I made over the dresser. 1) http://www.sandandsisal.com/2013/11/chalk-paint-dresser-makeover.html AND 2) http://www.sandandsisal.com/2013/11/how-to-use-soft-wax.html The dresser is not photographed in my daughter’s room though, but at least you can see what she now uses.


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