Choosing color can be challenging when you have a very open floor plan. Many people choose one color for their entire home, which is an easy way out for them. I’ll show you how to do it easily with my virtual designs. I will take you through the entire design of this first floor, so for today, this is Part II.
Here I have a graphic I designed for one of my virtual clients. The house is VERY open, and the rooms have minimal definition. Here, I detail how to define a space using color.
As you can see, the kitchen (color A) is wide open to a very large living room (colors C and D not shown.) My client wanted a color similar to turquoise, so that was the place to start. Everything else in the house plays off of the kitchen color.
See where I have B labeled? That space is the saving grace for this design. That divider starts at the front door and goes all the way through the house until it meets the area you see here. This divider color is also part of the foyer that looks into the surrounding rooms.
So what do we have so far?
Color A is the leading color of the entire palette. The rest of the colors for this home will have to match and have the same undertone. It has to match the client’s decor, and finally, the client has to like it. This eliminates a lot of colors!
Color B. This is the color that you see when you first walk into the home and takes you right into the living and kitchen area. The surrounding colors HAVE to match this! To add to it, the front door foyer area opens to the second floor so the colors up there, have to also coorinate with color B. Thank god have a third eye, it sure comes in handy! Just a little psychic humor there.
Let’s go back to the graphic. If you look to the right, you’ll see a C and D. These are two other colors I added (not shown in this post) that will help define this very large space that also opens up to a loft area.
Ok, digest all that. Stay tuned for part II where I talk about color C and D.