Picking Interior Paint Colors for an Open-Concept Home
Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Friday, June 30, 2017
A cohesive paint scheme is always important, connecting rooms and spaces with a unifying interior paint strategy. Developing this strategy with your professional house painter and color consultant is invaluable.
This can be relatively simple if you have a home that’s divided into distinct spaces, as many older properties in particular are. Living room, kitchen, dining room, etc...
But what should you do if you have an open-concept home? The benefits of this more modern layout are huge, but creating different “zones” within that open concept requires planning. You want areas to be distinct, but still connected.
3 Tips for Choosing Your Interior Paint Colors
#1 Go Neutral!
This is a stylish, relatively simple way to address this question.
Neutrals are extremely popular, available in a wide range of warmer and cooler options, and can spread throughout all of your living zones unobtrusively. This option also allows you to define these spaces with decorations, furniture, decor, artwork, etc...
#2 Neutral Paint with Strategic Accent Walls
If you like the neutral idea but need a bit more color, try adding accent walls into the mix. This is a trendy way to punctuate the function of the space. For example, why not paint the wall behind your tv a warm, dark color? It provides an anchor for the living room, giving it its own flavor.
#3 Develop a Monochromatic Paint Scheme
A monochromatic color scheme is developed by finding a color you love, then asking your paint supplier to modify it just slightly with different tones, shades, or tints.
The beauty of this popular method is that your modified wall colors will look different, but they are guaranteed to work well with each other since they’re close relatives.
Talk to Your Professional Painting Company
As we mentioned above, the best thing you can do to guarantee a successful interior painting process is to partner with an established, experienced, high-end painting company.
If you live here in the Portland, OR area, be sure to contact us at Sundeleaf Painting! It would be our pleasure to serve you.