Post # 1
Are the colors in your home fluid? For example, are the colors from your kitchen to dining area to your living room to your bathrooms and bedrooms all in similar tones?
We’re moving into a home that has a deep red accent wall from the dining to the kitchen and yellow in the kitchen. The rest of the wall colors in the home are a tan color, so everything is looking very mediterranean. I was thinking of having blue accents in our bathroom (mostly lighter blues) which has brown tiles and white fixtures, but I’m unsure because everything else in our home is very Earthy toned! I’m trying to register for items and I can’t decide! I love the mediterranean look, especially Tuscan/French.
What do you think?
Post # 3
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!
Post # 4
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
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
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
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
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
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.