Your living space embraces company and harbors memories. It’s a prime spot in your home for gatherings and special decor. So when you’re looking to optimize the space by pulling out those details with color, it can be daunting. Whether you’ve moved into a new home or you’re renovating your current home, it’s important to understand the contrastic role that color plays when it comes to your floor plan. So before you head to your nearest hardware store for your favorite color of paint, these ideas and tips will offer guidance when choosing the right colors for your floor plan.
Reinventing the (Color) Wheel
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with the color wheel before, now is the time. The color wheel offers a plethora of shades so you can choose what will complement your living space. With so many shades of colors and textures, it’s easy to get lost in the hues. Your color choice is important because whatever you choose will change the look and feel of the space you’re renovating.
When you want to create a space that unites perfectly with another space, you’ll stick with a cheery color on an accent wall that mimics other features in nearby rooms. The kitchen cabinets and drapes can share a similar hue (to that of the accent living room wall) for a roomy effect that blends these rooms together. This concept creates an expansive feel.
When you’re not in favor of just one color for your backdrop but you don’t want to go too bold, try adding two subtle tones to your walls. You can contrast from lighter to darker to create just enough pop of color. Stick with the similar colors for all walls if you’re going with the two-tone approach.
Consider the Lighting
Exterior lighting is a major factor in the color scheme of your floor plan, so pay close attention to the kind of light and where it’s coming from. Lamps, fixtures, and natural light play a role in the effect of the paint color and fabrics within your floor plan. Natural window light changes color from sunrise to sunset and is known for giving a complementary glow to your walls.
Deciding on Accent
Traditionally, one color is used throughout the entire house with little to no accent. Accent colors are an excellent way to bring forth features of a home. For example, with older victorian homes, the carefully engraved accents in the structure deserve attention. Accents colors can help it stand out, enhancing the house’s primitive features.
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