My brother lives in San Diego, and bought a home with a completely open first floor that is divided by arched openings. The openings are finished with bullnose drywall corners leaving nowhere to transition colors between rooms because there is no sharp corner to make the transition. The house had the original builders white paint job when they moved in. He and his wife wanted to warm the house up and also add some punches of color.
They asked for my help to create a color scheme. I believe most homes feel more cohesive when the trim color remains the same throughout, so we left the white paint on the trim. With the open floor plan I felt we needed an anchoring color.
My recommendation was to paint the entry a warm khaki and allow it to flow into each adjacent room until it hit an inside corner, at the inside corner we then transitioned to the accent color.
Bruce Gingrich is a residential designer and custom builder based in New Holland, PA. His company, Glenn Gingrich, Inc. is a design, build, remodel firm that executes projects from conception to completion. His functional insight, meticulous planning, building expertise, and customer collaboration can give you the living space of your dreams.