Pick-a-Paint Help: How to Produce a Whole-House Color Palette

After looking at ways to operate through paint-color procrastination and how to locate color inspiration all around you, we’re ready to tackle the past, and possibly most challenging, part of our color collection: the stair paint palette.

If choosing one paint color is catchy, how in the world would you find colors for an entire house? How can you know they’ll go? Where do you begin? Join us as we navigate the procedure for selecting colors for a whole home, and gather inspiration (and perhaps just a little guts) to tackle your walls.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

Note which rooms are visible to one another. Walk through your home and note which spaces you can see from each room. Use a floor plan (a rough sketch is fine) to keep track.

Adjoining rooms are part of this, but you could have the ability to see quite a bit farther — down a hallway and into the kitchen, as an example. These notes will form the basis of your whole-house color program, so keep them close at hand.

Terracotta Design Build

Start by choosing a color for the biggest, most centrally situated area. This will most likely be your living room or kitchen, and it is a fantastic place to get started working on your whole-house palette.

If choosing colors has been stressing you out, picking a soft, neutral hue for the primary room will make choosing the other colors easier. And you can not go wrong with white.

Economy Interiors

Or begin with the room that you would like to paint the boldest color. If you love color and possess a certain hue in mind for a particular area, you can begin there instead. Looking out of the bold-hued area, select a softer, more subdued color for the next rooms. It’s possible, obviously, place bold colors next to each other, but that does carry more risk — painter, beware!

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Construct your palette with shades of the same hue. Once you’ve got a paint color chosen for your very first room, one simple method to move on would be to select shades of the identical hue for adjoining walls or rooms. You are able to select a hue from a nearby paint chip, decide on another color down or up on the same paint chip, or have the identical color blended in the paint store with white added to create a lighter version.

The best thing about this procedure is that, although it will give your home attention and depth, you are also able to rest assured that the colors will go nicely together.

Architects, Webber + Studio

Have a plan when choosing colors for an open area. When a lot of this home is visible at once, as from the open plan space displayed here, choosing colors which work together is especially important. Using shades or tints (shades are darker; tints are lighter) of the same hue can do the job nicely in this kind of space.

Another approach is to utilize an environment as inspiration for the entire area — we touched on this notion in part two of this show, utilizing the beach as an example. The colors that go together in nature will work as paint colors.

Neiman Taber Architects

Function on upstairs and downstairs spaces individually. If there is a legitimate separation between floors, it is possible to easily create a different mood from the upstairs versus downstairs, suspended from the colors you select. Plus, focusing on a single floor at a time can help keep the job atmosphere more manageable.

Molly Quinn Design

Consider keeping connecting spaces neutral. White, beige, greige and the like are fairly foolproof choices for halls and landings, and they give the eye a place to rest between areas of more saturated color.

On the flip side, if you have opted to stay with white or soft neutrals on your rooms, the halls and landings can be a excellent place to experiment using a richer hue. It does not need to be a big departure from the other colors you are using — just a shade or two darker is sufficient to create an impact.

Meg Padgett

Test your possible palette. As you narrow down your color choices and believe you may have any winners, bring home evaluation pots of paint. Sample cards, even the big ones, can be misleading.

Painting your swatches will make it possible for you to assess each color in the area it is meant for and assess the colors in visually linked spaces operate together.

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