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Tips On Creating 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 fantastic 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 job 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.

Choose 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 is ideal to choose one color that is going to serve as the main color or your own neutral.

Now that doesn't mean it has to be white or beige or gray. However, the foyer, the hallways and that main connector room ought to all be the same color because you want to have that dominant color on your space.

Pay Attention to Sight lines

Sometime, certain customers may want to have more variety in their wall colors. When that happens to be the situation, think about sight lines.

Think about it like this; if you're standing at 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 all those spaces will need to work nicely together. It can start 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 at the same temperature group.

Some individuals will adhere to a warm color palette -- reds and oranges and yellows or a cool strategy -- grays and greens and greens.

Another alternative, is to choose a couple of colors and then use assortments of it. If the main color is blue, then you may 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 shop to create a"tint" of a specific color, perhaps knocking down the main color by 50 percent, and that the mixer will do by adding white. They can create a lighter or darker variant of it. That's a fantastic 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.

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