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Color Transitioning Your House



Whether you’re moving into a new home or remodeling a current one, it’s important to make sure the colors blend well from room to room. You don’t want someone’s eyes to bulge when they walk from the living room to the kitchen or the office to a hallway. Our job is to guide you in making the best decisions possible to design the most beautiful home!

A tried and true method to ensure that the colors you choose coordinate throughout your whole house is to use tones from the same color strip in different rooms. You can pick up a sample of these from Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore, but make sure to test your paint on another surface before applying it to the walls to make sure it’s the one you truly want. For this choice, you would use the darker paint colors on furniture or cabinets and the lighters colors on walls, with the lightest tone on the ceilings and the darkest on the interior doors. This could seem bland to you at first, but bear in mind that the variance in lighting between rooms will actually allow for a bigger difference in color appearance. Beyond the interior the same concept works as well! It’s a great idea to incorporate the same paint strip colors on your exterior walls, too, to give you an all-around complete feeling to your home. The best part about doing this is it takes the pain out of the color selection process, which can be the hardest decision in designing your home.

Another way to guarantee the same undertone carries throughout your home is to take a color you are using in one room and have the store mix 25% of that color into another tone you would like for a different room. Even if the two initial colors are completely different, this mixture will allow for the new colors to transition evenly to the eye into the next room. You can try this trick in multiple adjacent rooms on the same floor.

Need help with good paint color suggestions to create these effects? Some examples we like are using Decorator’s White through Chelsea Gray for white to gray or Indigo Batik through Rain for navy to light blue shades. You should make it a point to make sure that if you are using strong warm colors in your home you do not cause a clash with them by throwing in a cool color, or vice versa. Another option would be to purely stick to transitional colors that are more 50/50 or 60/40 between warm and cool. A good example of this is Coventry Gray because it is basically halfway between the two types. You can’t go wrong mixing and matching colors of this sort between close rooms because they all hold a similar undertone.

Don’t forget, we are the experts at painting Houston, whatever people in this city may need! Be it interior or exterior painting, residential or commercial, we’ve got you covered. We are always ready to give sound advice on color selections if you find yourself stuck, so give us a call today if you need help painting your living space.