We’ve talked about how to use warm colors to create positive energy, but what about using a monochromatic color scheme to bring harmony to your home? A monochromatic color scheme will help create a sophisticated look for your home because all the colors flow together beautifully. There will be balance from room to room throughout your house. Before you head to the home improvement store to pick up color swatches, take the advice from a professional designer, Ralich Spak.

Painting Advice From A Sherwin-Williams Designer

Sherwin-Williams’s senior designer Becky Ralich Spak suggests adopting a monochromatic color scheme for your home by incorporating several colors from one color strip in the different rooms of your home.

For example, say you like the colors on swatch 290 D by Behr paints. This color swatch or strip contains four colors:  Arizona (290D-4), Apple Crisp (290D-5), Acorn (290D-6) and Crispy Gingersnap (290D-7).

Using Spak’s suggestion, start by painting the entryway in your home in Arizona. It’s the lightest color and makes the entrance to your home a cheerful, inviting space. Perhaps you would then paint your living room in Apple Crisp. It’s a warm shade that will make your guests feel right at home. Acorn is a deeper shade that would work perfectly for your dining room. Finally, Crispy Gingersnap is a deep, warm mocha/brown that would fit right in with your kitchen. If you don’t want all of the kitchen walls to be such a deep hue, then use it as an accent color for one wall and paint the rest of the walls in one of the lighter shades, perhaps Arizona.

Another idea Spak suggests is to highlight any interesting architectural elements in your home, such as columns, tray ceilings, and chair moldings, with a different paint color than what you have used for the rest of the room. For example, if you have painted the living room in Apple Crisp and it has an interesting built-in shelf, try painting the shelf in Crispy Gingersnap to highlight it and make it a focal point of the room.

Following the expert advice from Ralich Spak can help you unify the décor in your household without the frustrating experimental process several homeowners go through. For more expert painting ideas in Virginia, contact the professional painters at MasterWorks Painting and Remodeling. We believe your home is a reflection of who you are, so we will work with you to create the style you desire. Whether you favor bold, red-hot remodeling or muted monochromatic colors, our expert painters will use your color scheme to create a beautiful, stylish room. Contact us at 703-263-3302 for more information on our interior painting services.