Choosing Interior Painting Colors For An Open Floor Plan
The open floor plan is now more popular than ever, and rightfully so. This type of layout helps a space feel bigger and more inviting, plus it helps family members stay connected, even if they are technically in different areas of the home.
Of course, for every pro there is often a con, or at least a factor you have to take into consideration. When it comes to an open floor plan, the thing you have to think about is how to choose just the right color palette.
Once you do away with dividing walls, gone are the options for each room having its own unique individuality, as well as wall colors. Now, your interior décor aesthetics are more about designing with the big picture in mind.
Making the Most of Your Interior Painting
The key to good interior painting for wide open spaces is balance. Too much color and it feels busy and overwhelming. Not enough color and you end up with a drab space - and a lot of it.
So how do you find a balance that works?
- You can go neutral without going boring. Use multiple hues that play well off one another. Or, go classic with black and white. Using a soft color for walls and a contrast color for accents and trims can make a dramatic statement.
- Don't forget the importance and usefulness of using texture. You can keep the color palette subdued but still make a room's visual aesthetics pleasing with textured walls. You can even incorporate a brick wall to act as the focal point of your wide open space.
- You can use 3-5 colors but choose wisely. For this to work, you need at least one shade of white or similar, a couple of neutral tones and 1-2 supporting colors. The idea is to create cohesiveness, not a clashing color palette.
- Tone-on-tone is a great way to keep things simple without being too dull. Find two tones of the same color using one for the base and one for accents and trim. It creates depth without too much of a drastic contrast.
Even if it starts to look lackluster, don't panic. Your furniture, rugs, accent pieces and even architectural details are what will help add more depth and intensity.
Look to exposed ceiling beams or adding molding to heighten this. But keep in mind it is much easier to change throw pillows or an accent rug than your wall colors.
What is probably more important than any of this is making sure you have a reliable professional painting company to work with. The team here at EmeraldPro Painting is ready, willing and beyond capable of helping you make smart choices about paint colors, so give us a call right now.