A friend just asked my advice about painting. She has an open floor plan of the kitchen, living room and dining room. She asked if she should paint it all one color or could she do some different colors for each room. What do you think?
You can paint several different colors…as long as they are all from the same color family. Nothing too bold. No watermelon or lavender…which was in my own personal home before I painted. Don’t believe me…go here to see the watermelon dining room. And here to see the Green sponge painted bathroom. Now both the dining room and the bathroom are a serene Ocean Dream color.
What I mean is this: I picked several colors from the same paint line called Seaside Retreat from Lowe’s. And No they’re not paying me to say this. I really love this line. It cost a bit more, but it’s worth it. The paint is thicker and I only needed one coat. So, Stay in the same family of colors. Here is the color palette in my home:
See how they all flow together, nothing too outrageous. They may be boring to some, but to me I can hear the ocean calling me and it calms my soul. I haven’t done the Master Bedroom yet. Do you know how hard it is to find a gray paint that’s just right? This is my 3rd sample can. I think this is it >”Dolphin Cove.” Right now my bedroom is a gross green and it’s dark and dreary. I can’t wait to lighten it up.
Go here and chose a photo of a room to test your color choices online? How cool is that? Also, you’ll be able to choose your color palette from a myriad of paint lines…like the one I did above. When I walk into my home, I want to feel calm and serene. Sometimes, I think I can smell the ocean. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking. Is choosing paint as emotional for you as it is for me?