Open Concept Confusion

Lucy wrote:

Hi!

I am in the process of remodeling my home, and need some advice. I am going to have an open concept - My living room, dining room & kitchen will all connect to form one huge room. My question is, can I/should I choose different color paints or stick with one color? Should my hallway color coordinate, or be the exact same color as the open room?

 

 

Please help!

Diane answered:

Hi Lucy –

I would choose different shades of one color to paint the open concept area as well as the hallway. This will add more depth and interest to the room.    Choose your color and then use a dark, middle, and a lighter shade of the color.   Look to a paint swatch to find this or have one color mixed at different percentages (100%, 60%, and 30%) for a more subtle color change.  Read More >>

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