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Prior to adding color and scale to a space, open floor plans can make a room feel cold and cavernous.
Although it seems contrary to the point of the room, making the space cozy and comfy means having to scale down it's vastness.
Using Two Colors to Scale Down Tall Ceilings
Two colors on a tall wall creates a natural break in height and allows you to define the space around the color choice on the bottom. The top color can be used as an accent tone for additional pieces in the room.
The example in the above photo shows the two-color-concept in action. The bottom section is a deep rich sea blue color with the top of the wall painted white. Although white seems like a non-color, it's used as a contrast in the white cabinet and other accessories, making it part of the intended feel.
But don't stop at two colors; add a third.
One Large Feature Wall Using Two Colors
Featuring a White Fireplace
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One of the general rules of decorating is to work with three shades in the same color family as your base colors. The photo shows how stark just two colors can be. Introducing a third color automatically softens a space.
An Open Concept Wall that Spans Two Rooms
If you have a completely open space that spans two rooms, such as a living room into a dining room where the wall flows from one to the another, it's best to use one color for the entire wall.
The exception would be if you're able to divide the space using a textured wall feature between the two; like a brick or wood wall divide.
An Open Concept Room with One Tall Feature Wall
If you have one wall in your space that spans two storeys or is very tall, and is visible from other areas, you can paint that entire wall a darker shade while painting another wall that abuts it a lighter shade in the same color family. Thus the darker wall becomes your feature wall.
If you have windows or a fireplace on that wall with white trim, that's even better as the darker color will pop even more. In fact, walls that do have windows and other light colored architectural trim are an ideal choice for darker colored paint.
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