I had a client recently who loves color and is not afraid to use it. She wanted to have every room painted a different color. The question was how to make that work and look great, not just for each room but for the look and flow of the whole house. 

The entrance, hall, stairway, and kitchen were painted the same color. Those were the only  areas that needed to be the same in order for there not to be a jarring effect when you entered the house.  The kitchen was situated to the left of the entrance. We chose a warm gold color that went beautifully with the kitchen cabinets and counter. Benjamin Moore 1101 Fennel Seed.


Green Walls in Dining Room

Airy Green on Walls in Dining Room

Next area was the dining room situated to the right of the entrance. We chose a lovely sage green that looked great with the upholstery on the chairs. It also looked great next to the hall color. Benjamin Moore 444 Cedar Grove.

Behind the kitchen and dining room with doorways from both rooms was a huge den/living room with built in bookcases on one wall, a skylight, and a brick accent wall. Here we went really bold and chose a deep  red with a hint of purple. We chose a red that picked up the red in the carpet and that complimented the red in an afghan.  The color adds richness and depth and makes the room inviting and warm. Benjamin Moore 2085-20 Pottery Red.

Those three colors were chosen for the entrance level. All three look great together.  The softer gold and green welcome you when you enter. The red is the surprise as you go deeper into the house.

Next time I’ll discuss the upstairs bedrooms.