Whole house color schemes are one of my favorite ways to decorate a home, especially smaller homes or ones with an open floor plan. Which describes our house perfectly. Using the same paint colors throughout the house can make it feel bigger, cohesive and makes it easy to decorate. When you are out shopping, you already know which colors to use and which items will work in your home.
Designing each room of the house in a similar way will also make it easier to move items around the house, switching out rugs and furniture in each room, and keep the look cohesive. Using a chair from our bedroom in the living room or vice versa is so much easier when those styles are similar. It also helps save money and helps keep our budget on track when I want to makeover a room. If I can use items from another room, its way easier and super fun!
We used Valspar paint in our home and I love it. If you read my goals post for 2017, I am planning on repainting the whole house for a lighter gray color. The Oatlands Subtle Taupe is a great color…most of the day. Some days depending on lighting, it can look more tan than gray and sometimes looks green or yellow. It’s on the warmer side, so I am wanting a a cooler gray. If you are thinking about this color, try it out in different lighting around your home. As I said, I love this color but I’m wanting to go a different direction with our home.
Also the Mark Twain Gray Brick, looks a little more blue in our home than it does gray. I’ve used it as an accent wall in our kitchen and our bedroom. It’s a great color but is very dark. I lightened up our bedroom with Ultra White and plan to lighten up the kitchen as well.
I will be sharing a post soon on choosing a new gray color scheme for our house makeover and I can’t wait! What do you think? Are whole house color schemes easy for you too?