Today's homes feature open floor plans. But how do you coordinate colors? Or do you paint all the walls the same shade? This question came from a reader this week. It's a good one that can be a bit tricky.
These ideas allow you to define your rooms yet have a coordinated feel where nothing clashes.
UPDATE: Stephanie and I wrote back and forth. (See the comments.) Then she had this question about painting one wall that's shared between two rooms.
I'm struggling with whether I should pull the dorset gold down to the den because it's all one continuous wall and then paint the rest of the den Richmond Gold. If I did paint the whole den richmond gold, will it be tacky looking to change the paint with a noticable break or should I install a strip of molding between the two rooms where the paint color will change??? Is there a rule to this? They are two separate rooms, but it's sharing one wall. I've read somewhere that you should only change
colors at corners.
Julie's last remark:
No, thank you for being a loyal reader!
I've decided to paint the whole wall in Richmond Gold. The two-tone of Dorset Gold and Richmond Gold in the kitchen looks great. It will pull the two rooms together. I will email updated pictures.