Up till now we have just been renovating our house room by room and because we are painting as we go, we haven’t been taking the flow of the rooms into consideration. We don’t want all rooms to be the same, but we feel it’s important that the rooms flow into each other.
You may have noticed, that some of the rooms on our floor plan are coloured. These are the ones that we have painted so far.
In general we are looking for cool, subtle and relaxing tones. Having said that, we would also like to add some bold colours along the way. Yep, we’re feeling daring. What’s the worst that can happen? We can always just repaint.
These are the colours we like at the moment.
Starting top left they are Niagara Blues 1 (which is the colour in our office), Steel Symphony 2 (which is the colour in our Living Room), Azure Sky 2, Castle Grey, White, Theresa’s Green, Skimming Stone (which is the colour of our main bedroom), Rectory Red (the colour of our front door) and Light Grey.
Most of the colours have a kind of muted greyish tinge to them. In general we like to keep things calm and relaxed; you can always add vibrant accent colours through curtains, cushions, artwork and accessories.
This is how we are planning to use the colours.
You can see that a lot of the rooms aren’t coloured. We would like to keep the hallway white as a kind of neutral link between rooms. At the moment we are considering a bright red runner up the stairs, which should add a vibrant flash of colour, but are still somewhat undecided.
We have some big plans for the dining room and kitchen (we’ll reveal our ideas shortly), but we will probably keep both rooms white. We own some really bold and colourful artwork which should add some fun punches of colour in these rooms.
Are our colour choices too boring? Is the colour in Bedroom 4 just too much? Are we using just too many colours on the first floor?