Choosing one colour for your painting project can be a challenge, let alone choosing a number of colours that will all work well together. It's enough to make you stick with biscuit throughout your home. Give some thought to the question, though: do you want a single colour or set of colours, or do you want to use different colours in each room?
In this home, painted by Courtney & Wise in Cheltenham, a sunny yellow brightens the entryway, and you can see that it continues in the living room.
Both rooms have warm russet woodwork, and the continuation of the yellow walls creates a smooth transition.
The home theatre uses the same soft yellow with white gloss trim. Moving from the more public rooms to the bedrooms, though, we see a change from yellow to blue and white. Seeing a new colour through a doorway acts as a signal of change to a new part of the house.
The bedrooms are painted in different shades of white, very pale blue, and cream.
Throughout the home, the colours used are soft, traditional ones. White is used extensively for trim and the kitchen and utility areas are painted white. The overall effect is a consistent light, bright feeling.
The days when our homes were divided into The Blue Room and The Yellow Salon are past, but you can still use different colours to distinguish the different parts of the house, or to reflect the personalities of different people in your home. Just pay attention to the way the colours work together, and how they look as you move through your home.