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How to Plan a Colour Scheme for the Whole House

People have been spending a lot more time at home since March 2020, so it is only natural that people have been looking for ways to restyle their living space both as a way to improve their home and for something to do. Giving your walls a fresh lick of paint can breathe new life into a tired home, plus it is an easy and affordable home improvement project.

Choosing a Colour Group

It is often recommended that you opt for a home-wide colour scheme and this is smart. In addition to giving a professional, consistent and cohesive look and feel throughout the home, this also reduces the number of decisions that you have to make and you can avoid being too repetitive by choosing groups of colours – this could be groups that you create yourself or groups such as warm, cool, pastel etc.

Connect Rooms

When it comes to decorating, you will always want to connect your rooms for a free-flowing, cohesive design. You can paint an entire room in one single colour and then use this colour somewhere in every room of the house even if it is just a piece of furniture in the same colour. This is more interesting than painting every wall the same colour while still allowing you to create consistency.

Choosing a Dominant Colour for Each Room

It is also sensible to choose a group of colours throughout the home and then to pick one colour from the group as the dominant colour in one room. If you opt for warm colours, just as an example, this would mean using something like an orange in the living room and then finding yellow kitchen paint to paint the kitchen. You then tie the spaces together by adding touches of yellow in the living room and vice versa. Of course, it is important to consider the purpose of the room when choosing a wall colour as it has such a big impact on tone and atmosphere.


You can also add consistency by having one feature the same in each room of the house. Unifying elements such as the same wooden flooring in each room of the house can bring it all together and provide consistency without being boring and repetitive.

Hopefully, this post will help you to choose a colour scheme for your entire house. You will want to create consistency and have rooms that flow in and out of one another, but you will also want variation. Choosing a colour scheme is the best way to do this and can create a professionally designed look in your home.