It’s a pleasure to decorate your home with your own personal style and color preferences. But if your preference is a cohesive color scheme, where one room flows harmoniously into another, we can help. The team of experienced designers at Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. offer interior paint color selection tips for a seamlessly coordinated home.
It helps to think of your rooms as being related to each other – not the same, but in the same family. This is especially true when you have an open floor plan that allows you to see into multiple rooms from one spot. Using unrelated styles and color schemes can create a disjointed, chaotic feeling.
How do you create unity while giving each room its own identity? These five color selection tips will help you achieve visual continuity.
Match the paint color or stain on the trim, moldings, and doorframes. No matter what the color scheme is, it’s a good first step to ensure that the woodwork matches in both material and color. The same trim throughout will help create the flow you’re seeking.
Interchange the main colors and accent colors. If the main color in the kitchen is sage green with cobalt blue and taupe accents in the dishes and appliances, then the connecting living room could have taupe walls with sage green accents in the furniture and art. The nearby powder room could have cobalt blue walls with neutral accents. In the master suite, the sky-blue color of the bedroom walls can be repeated in the master bath curtains and towels.
Use varying shades of the same colors. To go a step more unique, switch up the shades of the same colors from one room to the next. The paint color cards at the store with three or four shades from light to dark make this tip simple. It is also a useful tactic if you have rooms with differing amounts of natural light, which can make the same paint color look slightly wrong.
Connect any sharp contrasts. If the main colors in two adjacent rooms are bold and unrelated, find an accent piece that contains both colors. The best choice is a floor rug that spans both rooms, but artwork, pillows, and upholstery are also possibilities.
Match materials. Separate from the paint colors, if you feel your rooms need more coordination, look at the materials. If your kitchen cabinets are walnut, consider walnut end tables in the living room. From window treatments to hardware, they can look quite different, but using the same material type can create subtle cohesiveness.
If you need help getting started with color selection, some classic color schemes never fail: rich navy and cool white; dark charcoal and warm blue-gray; sage and taupe; creamy white and brown; bright blue and grass green; silver and seafoam; black and red; golden beige and cool blue; muted gray and mustard yellow.
The Dimension team is happy to discuss more interior paint color selection tips with you. Call 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to begin the process.