Choosing the Right Color Palette for your Open Floor Plan

Jan 15, 2019

As the seasons change, so can the paint colors to your open floor plan. An open floor plan is a popular floor plan for some homebuyers, and it’s important to choose the right color palette that would blend well with your rooms.  An open floor plan offers a modern design that can transform a bland and featureless room into a living space that you’ll love.

Thankfully the pros at Three Brothers Painting are experts in choosing the right color combination for your homes’ interior design. Here are some tips on how to connect your open floor plan living space with color.

Use Three to Five Colors

Adjoining spaces within your home can be a challenge when you’re trying to choose paint colors for your walls. The key to choosing the right color scheme is to stick with three to five colors that you’ll use for the entire room. Choose colors that complement each other. A dark shade, a medium shade, and a light shade, all from one color family is always a safe bet. Use the same paint sheen on all the walls in the space for a cohesive look. When deciding where to place colors, always look at the room from different angles to get an idea of the possible color palette combinations.

Neutral Color Palettes

Making the walls to your open concept living space a neutral color allows you to add texture and pattern in interesting ways. Neutral colors don’t have to be boring, there are a lot of good reasons to stick with a neutral color scheme for your interior design. Some examples of neutral colors are beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray and shades of white. Since neutral colors are essentially without color, some of these hues have undertones. Be mindful of these underlying tones as you pick your neutral color palette. For example, beige may have an undertone of pink, tan or gold; while white may have undertones of ivory, yellow, bluish or peachy.

Choose Accent Colors

Adding an accent colored wall to your open concept living space will add interest and even comfort to your room. Your home is unique and special, so your accent wall should be just as special. Don’t run away from using bold colors for the accent wall. If you have the right accents and furniture around the room to coordinate with your new color, then you can pick a color palette you are happy with.

Tone on Tone

Tone on tone coloring is a decorative technique that takes a single or a few colors and uses different saturation of that color throughout the space. Tone on tone allows you to use different tones of the same color, and gradually transition from tone to tone as you move to the different areas of your home. If you want a more dramatic look to your open floor plan living space then use a dark wall color as your primary color, then ask your paint supplier for that tone in 2-3 shades lighter. In addition, tone on tone blends well with neutral colors and fabrics like black and white, so don’t be afraid to get that white couch to match your wall color.

Let our Team of Painting Professionals Help

Here at Three Brothers Painting, we aim to satisfy all our customer’s needs. We know and understand how challenging it can be to pick a color palette for your open floor plan and we are here to help. Contact us to speak with one of our trusted crew members today to learn more about choosing the right colors for your walls.

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