When designing two or more adjoining spaces, how do you establish eye flow without falling into the “everything must match!” trap? Just go with the flow.
The Color Connection
Color is your best friend when you're designing connected rooms. On the one hand, you can use it to help differentiate your spaces—or your color palette can tie your rooms together. Here are some of our favorite ways to deploy color to establish a great flow.
In the Shade
If you have adjoining rooms where you're able to paint each space a different color, you can't go wrong with a monochromatic palette. Pick a single paint swatch and choose lighter and darker shades of the same hue for your rooms to create a modern look.
Choosing related colors is another way to connect your spaces while offering just enough differentiation. For instance, a green living room located between a blue-green dining room and a yellow-green entryway will always look good together because of the hues' shared green component. On the color wheel, this is called an analogous scheme.
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