If you’re about to embark on a Denver home painting project, paint color is a key consideration. In particular, painting your entire home can raise a big question: Should I paint my whole home the same color?
At first, painting your entire home the same color may seem like a good idea for cohesion and convenience. But, in reality, you should probably think twice about painting your entire home the same color. Here’s why:
Different Rooms Have Different Lighting and Undertones
Natural and Ambient Light
The natural and ambient lighting in your home varies from room to room. The amount and quality of the natural light that each room receives will depend on the number of windows, as well as the direction that the windows are facing. The ambient light, which comes from the light fixtures in your room, will also depend on the type, size, and positioning of the fixtures, as well as the type of light bulbs.
In addition to the natural and ambient lighting, the quality of the light in various rooms throughout your home will differ based on external factors. For example, a room with windows that face a large, leafy tree will be tinged with green. A room that faces the side wall of the neighbor’s red brick house will have red undertones.
With many factors impacting the tone and quality of the light in your home’s rooms, the same paint color will look drastically different from room to room. While the paint color may be complementary in the kitchen, for example, it may be washed out by the lighting in the bedroom. This is why it’s important to consider a range of shades for each room’s particular qualities before getting started on your Denver home painting project.
One Paint Color Can Read As Monotonous
The various rooms in your home have different purposes. While your home office is a space for being alert and productive, the bedroom is a place to wind down and relax. Color can have a big impact on mood and emotions, meaning that the color you paint your walls can drastically alter the vibe of a room. Given that not all of the rooms in your home should denote the same feeling, one paint color probably won’t cut it.
How To Create a Flow of Color Throughout Your Home
Now that we’ve established why a single color probably isn’t the best choice for your home, let’s discuss the alternative: selecting multiple colors to paint your home based on the qualities of each room.
You can, of course, select colors for each room individually. This will involve sampling multiple colors in each room, finding the colors that most closely match the feeling of the space. You can also, however, formulate a color palette that’s cohesive throughout your home. While the paint color won’t be exactly the same in each room, the paint colors in your home will coordinate and blend seamlessly from one room to the next.
Here are our best tips for creating a cohesive color theme to pull together the paint colors throughout your home:
- Utilize coordinated trim
A great strategy for melding many different paint colors throughout your home is to keep the trim consistent. Choose a single shade of white, for example, to use for all of the trim in your home. This will serve as a link between each of the rooms in your home, even if the wall colors are very different from one another.
- Repeat accent colors
Especially if your home has an open floor plan, choosing an accent color or two to use throughout the home is an effective way to create cohesion. Use the accent colors for minor details, such as the wall decorations, curtains, or upholstery. This will create a color theme for your home while giving you the flexibility to use different wall paint colors in different rooms.
- Use the same paint colors in similarly-lit rooms
If two rooms in your home receive a similar amount and quality of light, consider using the same paint color in both rooms. While the wall paint colors may differ in the other rooms throughout your home, keeping it the same in similarly-lit rooms will provide a sense of cohesion to your Denver home.
Contact Brush Strokes Painting today for professional help with your Denver home painting project.