“I have one big open space so all I need is just one color.” I’ve heard this over and over and over again from my clients and it’s really not true!
The open concept home, or open floor plans, can be very tricky but the worse thing you can do is just make it one color. Why would you want to do that? I know it’s a challenge to figure out where the color should start and where it should end but there are points in the home.
Here’s a home that has an open floor plan. If you make it all one color it’s uninteresting and boring. Yes, you can add color with your decor and furnishings but with all that wall space, how can you NOT put color on it?
Now I’m not saying go crazy with your wall color and choose a heavy color for each room otherwise you get the quilt look like I’ve mentioned so many times before.
You CAN have different colors in each room but it’s imperative that the colors are light, mostly the same tone and value and transition well from room to room like I have here.
Look, I have six colors right here in this area from ceiling color right down to a color for the architectural columns that you see in the back. I certainly wouldn’t use any more colors in this home – at least not on this level. I’d start reusing them for other rooms because keep in mind, color will look different in different lightings.
For example, I’d use the light blue that I chose for the ceiling color in the dining room perhaps for the Master Bedroom. I’d use that silvery pinkish-gray kitchen color for the Master Bathroom. The pale green goes in a guest room and the brightest yellow is for the bonus room. The darkest blue would be great for a boy’s bedroom and the lightest beige perhaps a nursery.
See? I just used six colors in one area of an open concept home and repurposed them thought out the house.