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How to Allow Rooms to Flow Together With Paint

How to Allow Rooms to Flow Together With Paint

Whether you're redecorating a home you've lived in for a while or you've just moved into an older home, you may notice the interior rooms follow an outdated trend: every room is a different color to give each room its own unique "theme."

Apart from being visually overstimulating, chances are that even larger rooms in your home look smaller and more fragmented with too great a variety of paint colors. You may even feel a "closed in" feeling. But there's good news: you can avoid all that unpleasantness with interior painting services designed to create a better sense of flow.

How to Flow Your Room Styles Together

Choose a Color Group You Love

When it comes to creating flow with interior painting, a color wheel is your friend. Not all color wheels are identical, but there's common ground in how they're arranged; color wheels are arranged by color groups.

  • The darkest shade of that color is on the outermost part of the color wheel, with colors lightening as you move inwards.

  • Complementary colors are across from each other on the color wheel.

  • Create a bold, more complex color triad by choosing colors at the corners of an equilateral triangle on the color wheel.

Once you find a color group you like, it's easier to plan for painting multiple interior areas within your favorite color scheme. It's best not to use more than a few base colors to keep things consistent and to keep the space looking as open as possible.

Utilize Accent Colors

Choosing colors for accent walls, trim, baseboards, wainscoting, and ceiling painting depends on your taste and the look you want to create. Don't be afraid to choose a bold complementary color on the color wheel, especially if you find that color soothing or relaxing.

If you'd rather keep things more neutral, you can stick to a monochromatic scheme, accenting in either a lighter or darker shade than your base coat. To avoid too many paint colors, you can add accents and pops of color in other ways:

  • Furnishings: Sofas, chairs, pillows, and tables can add color you may not want to dominate walls or ceilings.

  • Artwork: You can hang complementary and accenting colors on your wall without leaving them there permanently.

  • Lighting fixtures: Light can impact how colors show up. The lighting fixtures you choose, the level of lighting, and the way lighting is positioned in a space will accentuate some colors and downplay others.

  • Rugs: Rugs are an outstanding way to play with color and patterns, and they're versatile; they look fantastic in a range of rooms.

  • Non-paint accents give you greater flexibility while still allowing you to add dimension and character to every room.

Consider Cabinet and Hardwood Refinishing

If you have hardwood flooring in your home interior, hardwood finishing is a great way to accentuate the sense of flow within your home. Here's what we suggest:

  • Complete surface repairs by removing and replacing damaged boards so their appearance is even.

  • Match the stain and finish of all hardwood flooring in the interior.

  • Remember, using the same lumber for all hardwood flooring is the surest way to get a consistent aesthetic.

Some wear and tear on flooring is normal. But if your flooring is sagging, visibly uneven, or has nail heads popping out, it's time to replace damaged boards and refresh everything with natural wood finishes.

Hardwood flooring isn't the only surface in your home that likely needs refinishing for a better interior design flow. If the wood furnishings in the room still look old school, your interior painting projects won't look as cohesive. Cabinet painting in the kitchen, bathroom, or other storage areas can bring entire rooms together and make your transformation complete.

Work with One Contractor

Juggling multiple interior painting contractors, a hardwood refinishing team, and a cabinet painting company means you can't be sure that your results will be consistent, which will throw off your sense of flow. Working with one team of local house painters means project management and communication will be streamlined, and there will be a single vision to drive your project forward.

Trico Painting is experienced in any interior painting and wood staining you'll need to transform your home interior. We're ready to help give you your dream home. Don't wait for a more beautiful home. Contact Trico Painting for your interior painting estimate today.