Post # 1
For those of you with an open concept, having the kitchen overlook the living room… Are your wall colours all the same? Do you have an accent wall? Is your kitchen a different colour?
We’re trying to figure out how we want our space to look and I’m interested in what other’s have done.
Post # 2
Our kitchen is a lighter shade of color we have in the living room (no accent wall).
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
I love the open concept! We don’t have a house yet, but that’s the style we want. Obviously, we haven’t even talked about how we would decorate the house. I just know that I’ve always wanted a blue and green theme kitchen. I think we would do something that ties in with that, maybe natural colors in the living room.
Post # 4
MrsCallalily: It really depends on the shape and location of your walls. Sometimes there just is no logical place to end one color and start another.
We used Balboa Mist ( a light grey)
throughout our home except for the end wall in our kitchen and all the bathroom walls, which are Kendall Charcoal.
Post # 5
Our house has a wall with a window between the Lr and kitchen then a big arch from lr to dining. The kitchen/dining is one big rectangle with the lr next to it. We have the wall the lr/dining shares an accent color, the rest the same. The cabinets are also just a lighter shade off the same color card of the walls.
Post # 6
Our whole downstairs is open concept, but the only thing we decided to paint a separate color was the dining room because it made the most sense and had the most clean lines.
I like well placed accent walls, but sometimes people go a little overboard with them, IMO. If your home doesn’t “allow” for a natural break where you could separate two paint colors, you could choose a very neutral tone you like and then have accent colors ( not necessarily walls, but objects like lamps, rugs, curtains, etc) separating the rooms. We did this for our kitchen/breakfast area/living room. It’s all one color, but slightly breaking up the concentration of colors in decor from one area to the next gives it a cohesive, but distinct feeling for each space.
Post # 7
julies1949: Those colours look really nice together. Is the first one more of a beige-grey? Or is my monitor making it look more beige?
Mrs_Amanda: That is what we decided to do in the basement because we couldn’t figure out if an accent wall would work. We stuck with neutral and are going to bring out some bright colours through accenting furniture and decor. I think I would want one in our living room though because if the walls are all the same colour, it’s going to look too plain.
Post # 8
MrsCallalily: It really depends on the lighting- like most colors. It does have a brown undertone but reads light grey.
Your living room need not look plain, just because you use one wall color. Your decorative accent pieces are what sets the tone for the room. Because we have a neutral background, we can use bright turquoise and green for our sumer colors and burgundy for fall and winter.
Post # 9
My place is done in different shades of browns and our kitchen is slightly darker than our living room wall. Then you can see our other hallway to the left is different colors to help distinguish the spaces.<br />
Post # 10
Thanks everyone. We talked a bit about it last night and I think we will keep the kitchen the same colour as the lighter wall, and have an accent colour on a wall in the living room. Now it’s just a matter of choosing colours.