CHOOSING A COLOR SCHEME FOR A MODERN, RUSTIC HOME - PROJECT MODERN OAK
When we bought our lost in time, 1949 California ranch style home that we then went on to totally gut and completely renovate, every room in the house had different flooring, different paint colors and an assortment of wall papers. There was absolutely no visual continuity and the house felt fragmented and disjointed.
Thankfully, the days of designing each room in a house as its own isolated space, is way in the past! Today in good design, great care and consideration goes into choosing finish materials that will showcase the architecture, and enhance the feel and flow of a home.
PROJECT MODERN OAK
Take for instance Project Modern Oak, a new build home located in the beautiful foothills of Northern CA. For the interior finishes, we opted for more of a monochromatic-look. We used the same wall and ceiling colors through out and went with stain-grade window and door trims.
A reclaimed hardwood floor was included throughout all the main areas of the house, with a nubby, textured carpet in all of the bedrooms.
FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES
When it came to furnishing the house, the neutral color scheme provided the perfect backdrop for adding grays, blues and greens. This fresh color pallet created a stunning rhythm between the interior and exterior of the home by repeating the same hues captured in the expansive windows of the landscape, and the natural setting.
THE TAKE AWAY
Modern homes tend to lend themselves well to more monochromatic color schemes. This approach helps to create a beautiful, yet simple backdrop for expansive windows, art and accessories.
When considering paint colors for a monochromatic color scheme, play with the lights and darks of a hue, or in other words the value, or depth. For example, the ceiling color could be 50% pigment of the wall color. The trim could be 50% pigment of the ceiling color. This approach can enhance depth and interest to a space and add richness.
No matter the design, or architecture, a monochromatic color scheme can be an asset in any style of home. It allows for flexibility when updating spaces. For instance, we could easily change the colors of the art and accessories in Project Modern Oak to give it a whole new look without actually changing any of the finishes.
PROJECT MODERN OAK - CONCEPT BOARD