Giving individual rooms a link to one another using subtle colour techniques can really add a sense of harmony to your home. To help you on your way to domestic tranquillity, we’ve put together some tips on how to utilise colour-linking between rooms…
Why Link Colours?
Create Some Space
Linking with colour is also a little secret used by interior designers to add a feeling of extra space. By using overly contrasting colours between each room you risk creating a feeling of boundaries. However, by using similar shades which repeat between rooms, such divisions become blurred, making your home feel more spacious.
Mix Things Up
If furnishings and décor are colour-linked, you will find it much easier to mix and move items between rooms. Fancy a change for summer? Create a fresh feel by moving accessories from one room to another, all the while not having to worry about them fitting in with their surroundings.
Familiarity and Harmony
Making sure that rooms link to one another adds a feeling of familiarity between the different spaces in your home. Whether consciously or not, the human eye will recognise familiar elements as you move around from room to room. This creates a common theme spanning each room which will put your mind at ease as you go about your day. Linking colour doesn’t mean that every room has to have red walls and green ceilings; the idea is that colours are repeated in a subtle manner using furnishings, cushions and smaller items of décor.
How to Link Rooms Using Colour
Fabric and Upholstery
Fabrics are a great way to link rooms together. A really easy way to achieve this is by introducing cushions and curtains which share colour themes. By doing this you can effectively link rooms together but also maintain a distinct feel of two different rooms. At Chaise Longue Boutique we offer a wide variety of fabric and leather choices.
Three is the Magic Number
When choosing a palette, it’s best to stick with three main colours. Using these colours you can differentiate each room without compromising the underlying cohesion in your home. Any room which requires more than three colours risks becoming overcrowded and can make a room feel smaller. And remember, a colour wheel can be really useful when picking your shades – try to pick three colours which are near each other on the wheel to ensure that they are harmonised.
Contrasting Themes (and advice)
In contrast to the advice above, you can also try colours that sit opposite each other on a colour wheel. This can create a more bold and dramatic statement in a room.
A quick and easy way to link colour between rooms is by using common elements such as frames, doors, legs and skirting boards. By matching these wooden features with a common finish or colour, you will be well on your way to creating a common theme in your home. To help you with this, all Chaise Longue Boutique furniture can be bespoked, so if you have a particular colour in mind please get in touch.
Tints and Shades
Try using a single colour, but vary its tint (lighter) or shade (darker). This creates the equivalent of a three-colour palette which is monochromatic. When using this technique, make sure to also use textures and patterns in furnishings and decor to create variety in the room.
If you find it difficult to link your entire home, you can create a colour palette for each floor or section of your home instead.
All of our furniture can be completely bespoked, so whether you want a rose petal chaise longue or a duck egg blue sofa get in touch and we’ll see what we can do to help you on your way to a colour linked home.