More and more houses are being built to include open-concept spaces where one room leads into the next without walls or dividers. Many people are renovating their homes to incorporate this latest design trend, which is more accessible and has a more expansive visual appeal than traditionally separated rooms. Many people have difficulty, however, deciding how they want to paint these open-concept spaces. Here are a few different ideas for how to paint a room with an open floor plan.

Choose a Neutral Shade

Many people choose to paint their open-concept space with a single neutral shade. Making all the walls the same colour gives the space a sense of unity. A neutral shade is a smart choice in terms of paint colour because it allows you to decorate the space as you please. Some people choose to use large décor pieces such as couches, tables and cabinets to separate the space, and a neutral tone gives you more freedom to use the space any way you want.

Use Accent Colours

Another way to paint a room with an open floor plan is to divide the space into different sections using accent colours. This is a great way to bring warmth into a large open space, and using different colours gives each area of the room its own distinct feeling. This is a good decorating option for people who have a very clear idea of how they want to lay out the space.

Split the Difference

If you like the idea of using colour to separate a large, open space but want the versatility of a single colour pallet, you can split the difference between the two décor methods mentioned earlier by using multiple shades of the same colour to accent or define different spaces in the room.  This painting scheme allows you to divide the space how you want while still maintain a sense of harmony throughout the room.

Open-concept rooms are a great way to make your home feel more welcoming and spacious. It can be intimidating, however, to decide how to paint such a large and open space. The experienced and professional staff at Ottawa-Gatineau Painting can help you execute a flawless painting job, no matter the size of the room. Contact us today to learn more about our high-quality and efficient painting services.