Typically, many Apartmentites do not spend a ton of time worrying about color in their apartment, but color is the key to emotional response in the place you love!
The color that you paint your walls can help promote certain moods and can reflect on your decorative capabilities in huge ways. But the mood that you wish to create can vary from room to room. It's important to remember to connect the colors from room to room to make sure they flow together.
How do you do that? Easy!
Select A Carry Through Color – One important rule to remember in making a variation of colors work in different rooms yet flow together is to make sure and give each one an originality that does not clash with a common color. Select one color that you love that will run throughout each room to combine them with a common thread. You could do this with more than just paint. If you want to be subtle, make the common color come out in your fabrics, blankets, candles, and accents.
Contrast, but Include – Maybe you want to have two different rooms with very contrasting colors like pink and green. Great. Just make sure to accent the green room with the same color pink and the pink room with the same color green from the other room. This is a technique of basically cross-linking the two different colors and will still create a flow among the two rooms. For best results, use a common trim color for each. Painting this common trim white will create an awesome and easy way to connect every room in the apartment.
Limitations Are the Key – Do not go overboard trying to mix and match many different colors. Pick two to four and stick with those. Otherwise your place may end up looking like a complicated, clashing rainbow …. and nobody wants that.
Be Aware Of Lighting – Lastly, but very important is to be aware of the lighting that you have in an individual room. The same color orange can look very different in a room with several windows versus a room that is lit by lamps or an overhead light. Play with the color swatches that you can get from paint stores to find the right color for the right room.
Just remember that decorating, styling, and painting your apartment is FUN! So the most important rule in doing any type of decorating is to have fun doing it and always remember that if you end up not liking what you did … it can always be redone! Good luck!