Color help, please?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you think colors should match room to room?
    Yes : (8 votes)
    28 %
    Nope : (21 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally think they should be cohesive, but don’t have to “match.” When we bought our house, EVERYTHING was painted white. Every room! It was awful, but it did give us an opportunity to pick out every color, which was actually really overwhelming. Our style is pretty eclectic and casual, with a bit of a retro vibe (Hello, $100 1950’s couch!). Nothing actually matches, but the colors do work together.

    I think as long as the colors compliment each other and don’t totally class, it will look fine!

    Good luck!

    Post # 4
    Member
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My bathroom is orange, which is right off the kitchen (which is blue) my dining room is a light neutral beigey/gray tone, and the living room is a dark teal. They all compliment each other, but nothing “matches.” 

    Post # 5
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I agree with PPs about a sense of flow instead of matching. Our rooms all look like they go together with colors and style of decoration, but the colors don’t all match. I think that a house would look strange if it was all the same all the way through.

    Blue goes really well with brown, FWIW.

    Post # 6
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    When we bought are house, we sat down and said we were either going to stick to all warm tones or all cool tones.  We chose cool, so our rooms are in varying shades of blues or grays or greens.  But I did pick colors that I thought would transition between rooms without being too crazy (you can see the dining room through the kitchen, so they don’t clash).

    Post # 7
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    They need to “go”, not match. We have white walls as a base, but then have accent walls in black, medium gray, dark gray, and a bright blue (very modern loft style townhouse).

    Post # 8
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    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    i think a lot of blues would look great with the colors your described. I think a navy blue would look great with tan and red just make sure to pick the right shade. I dont think all the colors should match, its more fun when it doesnt, then you actually feel like you’ve entered a different room. 

    Post # 9
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    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Rooms that are open to one another should have some flow… Like how you described your kitchen and dining areas flow into each other.  The colors don’t have to match, but they need to coordinate.

    Rooms that are separate from each other, like bedrooms and bathrooms, don’t necessarily have to have the same flow. So you could have your blue bathroom, but I wouldn’t do it if the bathroom is right off the kitchen or dining area. 

    Remember, it’s only paint, so if you don’t like it, it can be changed easily.

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