Let’s face it—choosing colors, patterns and finishes for one room is tough enough. So if you have adjoining spaces with a minimal amount of separation, you’re probably really scratching your head. After all, how do you establish eye flow without falling into the obvious “absolutely everything must match!” trap? The key is to choose the things you love and remember that a little bit of consistency goes a long way.
Get to Know Your Color Wheel
It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the color wheel before you wander down the paint aisle. Analogous colors, which reside next to each other on the color wheel, create one of the most pleasing color palettes. They share a common color component, so they always look good together. This is a great option for high-traffic zones like a living room, entryway and dining area. In this space,
we went for a fail-proof analogous color schemescheme using earth tones like green, camel and golden yellow. To complete the look, we sprinkled in our analogous colors using home decor like pillows, area rugs, artwork and lamps. This is where a little bit of consistency comes into play.