How do you make a room with different furniture, accessories, and accents belong together? Well, it might appear difficult, but the secret is to do it with colour. The colours in your home must play well together; otherwise, there is a missing link. Tying a room together is very important if your home is not separated by closing doors. If you can see from one room to another, then colour relations in the different rooms can either make your home jarringly chopped up or smoothly harmonious.
Using colours that are unrelated in adjoining rooms can make a house feel disjointed. Coors that relate to each other create a pleasing flow as one move from one room to another. Here is how to tie a room together with colour:
Choose colours that relate to each other in a pleasing way as you move from one room to another. Houses with an open floor plan must be made to connect without losing the identity of each room. The challenge for most people is doing it without losing the identity in the next room. Each room must retain its identity but still achieve a feeling of unity for the entire house.
Ensure every room retains its personality by using a single hue. The single hue runs as the theme throughout the house making each room has its identity. You can have a single hue run from one room to another creating the unity factor. The colour on the baseboards, doors, window frames and the moulding of the ceiling are some of the unifying factors where colour can be used to bring unity. The colours of the accessories and fabrics can further help make a home feel united.
Limit the palette used in different applications and amounts throughout the house to 2 or 3 colours at most. Each colour can be applied to the various values in the house and producing different effects.
The floor is a good alternative to connect adjoining rooms with contrasting colours. Use rugs in different rooms with the same colour to bring some unity to your home. The rug hues and walls don’t have to look the same. One can be slightly dark, and the other light but the eye will always perceive them the same.
Cross-linking open floor spaces with colours not only unifies a home but also helps maximize space. You can do this by giving each room its personality but then unifying them with two or three colours that work well together. The colours can also be used in varying intensities from one room to another.
Paint all the trim throughout the house with white to help create a sense of flow as one move from one room to another. Don’t just work with any white colour. White has many shades, and one must choose a shade the matches well with the colour on the walls.
White reinforces markers that make you feel anchored as you move from one room to another. The spaces look connected harmonizing the feel in your room.
When tying your room with colour, make sure you take into consideration the effects of light on colour. The light changes the appearance of colours. Lighting in your home must match well with the colours chosen to make a home feel tied.