When painting the interior of your home, there are many aspects to remember to make it successful. One of these aspects is called color flow. When you are in one room of your home, you can usually see much of the adjoining rooms and their color. This is why it’s important to think about how those colors will look near one another.
Let’s look at this beautiful home picture from Benjamin Moore. Upon entering this home, you are not only greeted with the color of the first room-laborador blue. The wheeling neutral color going up the stairs acts as an accent wall and helps to define the two areas more clearly. This also has the effect of creating a larger space.
So, what does this mean for you? How can you create more space and define areas more clearly? By taking into account that one room flows from the other and can be seen from the other, you’ll want to choose your colors to compliment one another and create that same flow.
The biggest question then becomes, “But, April, I am not good at choosing colors that work well with one another. What can I do?”
GREAT question! First, you can always hire a decorator. We are happy to suggest Dina Bennett for such help. She is fantastic and really helps unearth what your taste is and how to best show it off.
Don’t want to hire a designer? No problem! Benjamin Moore has this fantastic fan deck (collection of color chips) where all the colors in the deck go together! No matter what colors you choose from this deck, you will have no worries about color flow because they ALL are ment to compliment each other.
PHEW! Let’s hit the “That way easy” button from Staples!! What is the name of this glorious fan deck? It’s called the Affinity Deck from Benjamin Moore and you can purchase it right from their website, at a store, or call us for an estimate and ask to see our Affinity Deck.
Look for more detail about this FANTASTIC tool in our next blog. Until then!