There’s no doubt that the Georgians were probably the best at creating the perfect homes to live in. Their success was born about by their attention to scale, proportion and symmetry. Whilst we may not all be fortunate enough to live in a Georgian property, we can utilise a popular trick of this era, and that is to choose ONE colour to paint our rooms in.
So today, we are embracing this strategy to decorating our homes as it provides a simple, but effective way to create a contemporary feel of openness to any room.
Of course, I’m talking painting the WHOLE room as in the trim, window frames, and doors all in ONE colour. When you apply this method of decorating, you are in fact creating a room that will visually feel larger than it is.
Painting out your rooms this way ensures that you visually take in a room as a whole as there are no defining areas for your eye to rest upon so you see more of the room.
The first thing we see when we enter a room is colour. By using one colour throughout, including connecting rooms ensures there are no visual barriers, which in turn helps you to see further.
If there is one thing that most of are afraid of, it has to be dark colours. Even more so when painting woodwork and ceilings. We have become so accustomed to painting these white, it feels unnatural to paint them in the same colour as the walls. The above living space shows just how great one colour looks in a modern interior. Here they’ve not only painted the ceiling but the floor as well as the built-in shelves. It’s a great way to show off accessories and artwork as they stand out in contrast.
Using one colour can also help disguise any shoddy woodwork or an awkwardly shaped room you may have.
By painting the window frames, the same colour as the walls makes the outdoors more visible. The continuation of colour and windows blending in with the walls, ensures our eyes don’t stop to acknowledge a change in colour so we see more.
That’s all from today’s Bite Size Design Tip. I hope it’s inspired you!
Until next time….
Thanks, as always, for stopping by today!
I absolutely love this post Maria…fabulous. It is such an interesting period! :) xx
Thank you Amanda!! They certainly knew how to create great spaces. :D xx