4 Steps To Creating Visual Flow in Your Home
Sep 07, 2012Painting a house is one of those projects that seems relatively simple, but is actually a multi-faceted undertaking. One facet of the painting process is to choose colors and plan where each color works best. The planning process is often overlooked, but it is one of the most important steps in creating a pleasing visual flow throughout a home. Ultimately, you can achieve great continuity in a home by choosing colors that compliment each other nicely, and by making sure that the patterns, fabrics and furniture in your home correspond with those colors. However, here is a simple 4-step process of how to make a home flow nicely from room to room.
- Choose a color palette for your home, choose whether you want your home to have warm tones, cool tones, a bold style or a neutral style.
- Select 2 or 3 primary colors for all the rooms of your home that all fit into the color palette. Then select 2-3 complimentary accent colors to use throughout the home.
- When you begin painting, plan out the rooms so the darker colors alternate with the lighter, more neutral ones.
- Use the accent colors to paint trim, pieces of furniture or to create accent walls in 1 or 2 rooms. Accent colors should be present in each room so that there is a feeling of continuity throughout the home.