A client of mine in Mint Hill, NC recently said that she wanted a warm and cozy living room which is fine but how do you go about doing so when she just chose a coastal blue sofa?
After studying her home and seeing that she was committed to a coastal color palette because this blue was echoed throughout her home, suddenly “warm and cozy” doesn’t fit in the typical colors we think of such as these:
The other element in her home that was a challenge was her flooring. She had the red oak flooring which covered an enormous amount of surface in her large, open concept home.
So how do you get warm and cozy without having an orange overload in the home? Here’s what I did.
Now you wouldn’t think that this color palette is considered warm and cozy but the overall look and feel of her home, will be.
The main color is the copper. It’ takes up most of her wall space (15′ celings) in her living and kitchen so in conjunction with the flooring, here is how she got the warm color she wanted.
The other rooms of the home such as the dining room, office and foyer were the other softer hues that played off her sofa color and of course had to tie in with the copper. These are warm grays and the gray-blue plays off the sofa color which is echoed though out the home in artwork and now as the dining room color.
The thing to remember is that flooring plays such a huge part in your color palette and it’s often overlooked. So make sure the colors you choose also coordinate with your flooring, artwork and decor. Tie it in with the right neutrals that share the same undertone and definitely determine your accent color which should be carried though out the home for continuity.