Multicolor or Monochromatic?

Vedder Painting, Licensed Painting Contractor, Residential, Interior, Bedroom, Guest House

The owner of this guest cottage wanted to create a cozy feeling for this bedroom. She chose a pale yellow for the walls to brighten the mood and add whimsy to the room, but not vigorously high contrast next to the crisp white ceiling and trim.

Vedder Painting, Licensed Painting Contractor, Scotts Valley, CA , Interior, Bedroom

The master of this bedroom chose monochromatic hues because he thought they lent spaciousness and found them soothing.

Multicolor or Monochromatic?

The advantage of painting each room a different color is that it provides variety, both visually and in mood. Keep in mind that, whether you will be painting just one room or your entire interior, an important consideration when working with multiple colors is the transition of color from room to room. During your color selection process, after you have gathered swatches of paint colors and identified those which you most prefer, purchase a quart (a smaller quantity is fine if available) of each of your top color choices for sample purposes, then brush the paints onto your key wall surfaces. If you are experimenting with more than one color, be sure to test the paint colors in an area where you can see how they relate to one another.  A monochromatic paint scheme eliminates the challenge of evaluating the colors in the context of one another and can produce a very elegant effect. A monochromatic color scheme lends cohesiveness to a home, making a grand home feel more intimate and a small house seem larger by creating a visual unfolding as you walk from room to room. The solitariness of mood imposed by one color can easily be remedied by varying accent colors from room to room.