Should Entire House or Condo Be Painted the Same Color?

When painting a new house or condo unit, or when choosing to repaint for a fresh look, a lot of time is spent on deciding what color to use. While some opt for a modern house or condo color schemes there are those who prefer to use just one color for the whole place.

While doing the latter seems like an easy thing to do as you will not need to think about a lot of colors and how they work together, will it really bring a pleasant result? Here’s our take on whether you should paint your house or condo the same color:

Why do some people choose just one paint color for the entire home?

First things first – are there really people who choose just one color when painting their home? The answer is yes.

The reason largely revolves around the relative ease of just working with a single color. One would not need to think about how different colors would harmonize. There would also be fewer painting tools needed as you may use just one set without needing to clean them often to remove other colors.

Some make use of just one color for artistic purposes, going for minimalistic, monotone design, but being able to pull it off needs you to consider other aspects of your home such as furniture and other decorative pieces.

Strictly speaking, using just one color doesn’t really mean using the exact hue and shade. There are color schemes that make use of different hints of the same color for different parts of the house and when done right, it can look really beautiful. Color continuity can easily be achieved with one base color but using different shades can help address the flatness that may come from using the same paint for the entire home.

So yes, there are scenarios when using one color for the entire house or condo can work, but it depends on how it is executed. So think about it wisely, and if possible, work with a professional so you won’t find yourself regretting your decision later on.

What are some disadvantages of choosing just one color for your entire home?

If you are more inclined to use just one color for your home and would need some insights on challenges you may encounter, one is that using just one paint color prevents you from creating a visual story.

Your paint can help create a visual story about your home. Making use of colors gives different personalities to different parts of the room. And as mentioned previously, the color of your furniture and other decorations also play a role in the visual appeal of your home so how the paint of your walls works with the color of other things in your house can collectively create a personality for your house or condo unit.

When you make use of just one color, it may seem boring and lifeless. And if you are a fan of matching colors, to a point that your furniture and decor are the same color as your walls, then they may fade into the background.

There are some advantages of using colors to bring out the personality you want a certain room to carry. You would want your bedroom to feel very warm and cozy. Meanwhile, your dining area should feel inviting and perfect for enjoying the company of your family or friends over a good meal. Using just one color can be a challenge in achieving the feel you would want as you would have to rely on other aspects of the house.

In the end, it’s all about the execution. The paint of your house or your condo unit is just one aspect of your home’s visuals. It should work hand-in-hand with other items in your home, and if you can come up with a design using just one color, then there’s no problem in painting your house or condo in such away.

Bella Duckworth

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid
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