Decorating & Furniture/Painting open floor plan.
We are building a new home. When you stand at the front door you can see the dining room and den, the great room, eating area, kitchen and sunroom. How should I paint these rooms? Our kitchen cabinets and woodwork are a medium cherry with beige carpet and tile. My couch is a medium brownish red leather. Our wood furniture is a medium oak ( no money to replace right now, they matched our prior home). I was thinking of a sage green sunroom couch. Please help
Hi Connie, I would stick to warm toned neutrals for an open concept space. Most paint colours are shown as a 'family' on a colour fan strip. Choose a colour that you like and and go two shades lighter or darker on the same colour strip for paint colours for the remaining rooms. If your cabinets are a medium cherry colour than I would suggest going on the lighter side, for the paint colour. As you have a lot of space to cover, depending on how the colour fan is arranged for your particular brand of paint, you may even be able to select a colour from the two strips on either side of it. As long as they are generally in the same colour 'family', it won't break up your space too much and will create a flow throughout.
I also offer an 'Ask the Decorator' service on my website. I would be happy to be of further assistance to you if needed.
Thank you, for your time.
The Eighth Haven