Giving individual rooms a link with each other through colours isn’t difficult at all. Not only will it make your rooms look great, but will also create a harmonious atmosphere.
Why should you link rooms with colour?
It makes the overall look relaxing
One reason why you should link one room to the other is because colours that continue from one space to another allow the eye to recognise familiar elements as you move through your home. However, this does not mean that all the rooms in your house have to follow the same colour scheme, whether it’s on the ceiling, wall or upholstery.
To make your room look bigger
When you link one colour to the other, it also makes your room look bigger. Competing colour schemes enhance the feeling of boundaries between each room, thus making them look bigger.
You save money
Instead of choosing different colours that may have different prices, one colour scheme will help save your budget. You can always add wallpapers if you think a room is lacking appeal.
How to do it:
1. With woodwork
The best and easiest way to create a colour link between each of your rooms is through elements such as window frames and doors. You can use laminated woodwork or teak wood throughout the length and breadth of your house to match the colour scheme.
2. Repeat them on the walls
Using the same paint on all the walls is another way to create a colour scheme. If you do not wish to use the same paint throughout, choose different shades of it. For example, if you choose dark green for your living room, opt for peacock green in your dining room and mint green for your bedroom.
3. Use them with fabrics and accessories
That’s another way to link one room to the other. You can introduce cushions, curtains and upholstery featuring a wall colour from another space. This will create the necessary flow of colour, at the same time maintaining the distinctness of two rooms.
4. Wallpapers at your rescue
If you feel following one colour scheme throughout the house may look monotonous, choose from a wide range of wallpapers. There are plenty of wallpapers available in the market that you can choose from — floral, graphic, symmetrical, hand-printed, multi-coloured etc.
5. Colour combinations
If you are wondering which colour schemes to select, here are a few you can try.
– Green (dark, peacock and mint)
– Red (blood red, maroon and pinkish red)
– Purple (lavender and mauve)
– White (pure white, beige and cream)
– Blue (royal, aqua and sky)