How to Create a United Color Flow Throughout Your Home
Color preferences vary as much as personalities. Some folks love the bright and the bold, while others feel most secure surrounded by neutrals. The good news is that when it comes to color, there really is no “ideal” palette.
That being said, we’ve all been inside homes where an explosion of color created a undesirable feel between rooms — and sometimes, the need to get out of that room.
An incredible way to avoid this result is to hire an interior designer to help guide your complete remodeling or decorating project or simply to advise you on the best colors for your spaces.
Here are a few tips from our interior designers to help ease the process.
Select A Flow-Through Paint
One seamless way to create a cohesive feel is to use a consistent paint color on the walls of connecting spaces. More then ever, in homes that have more of an open floor plan, it’s best to select one color that is going to serve as your main color or your neutral.
Now that doesn’t mean it has to be beige or white or gray. But the foyer, the hallways and that main connector room should all be the same color because you want to have that dominant color in your space.
Pay Attention to Sight lines
Sometime, certain clients might want more variety in their wall colors. When that happens to be the situation, consider sightlines.
Think about it like this; when you’re standing in the living room, what other rooms will you see? If you have a view into the kitchen, the dining room and the foyer, then the colors for those spaces need to work well together. It can begin to look really weird if you have a different color scheme in each room.
Choose Color Groups
One way to make the color scheme flow from room to room is to limit yourself to colors in the same temperature group.
Some individuals will stick to a warm color palette — reds and oranges and yellows or a cool scheme — grays and greens and blues.
Another option, is to choose one or two colors and then use assortments of it. If the main color is blue, you might decide on a gray-blue, a pure blue and a navy paint as you move from room to room. The same idea can be used for decorative accessories.
For wall paint, you can ask the paint store to create a “tint” of a specific color, perhaps knocking down the main color by 50 percent, which the mixer will do by adding white. They can create a lighter or darker version of it. That’s a good way to synchronize without putting the same color everywhere. Paint decks can also be a good inspiration source for finding colors that work well together.