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I wasn’t sure whether or not to paint the command center. And if I did, should it be Navajo White or something else?
I’d always envisioned this space in apple green. However, a cohesive look is key when creating a color palette for an open floor plan, and apple green would be too stark of a contrast against the rest of the open areas.
But, the walls were begging to be painted.
Fortunately, I found the perfect color, Ancient Marble by Sherwin Williams. It’s a whisper of color that is elegant and refined, its pale tone matching that of the neighboring color in the kitchen.
Making the place where we come and go,
keep schedules, pay bills,
hang backpacks, and kick off our shoes more calm.
Tip: When painting an open floor plan, use self-contained walls, angled walls and corners as a natural transition for stopping one paint color and starting another.
Continuing the same color from the kitchen into the command center would have worked just as well in creating a cohesive color palette, but I really wanted to bring a different color into this space.
I’m so glad I did.
The command center truly went from bland to beautiful in the stroke of a brush.
The key was in finding a color that blended in with the existing colors.
So, if you’re taking notes, here are my tips for creating a cohesive color palette in an open floor plan:
1) Use one color throughout all the open areas.
2) Or, create a monochromatic color scheme by sticking with the colors on one color strip.
3) Or, use analogous, low contrast colors that flow together.
Thank you, Sherwin-Williams, for helping me turn my house into a home, one color at a time.
See you in class,