Picking a Color Scheme for the Laundry Room
The cabinets in the laundry room are very pretty wood, but I really want color in this room. (Well, to be honest, I want color in the whole house!) My main colors for the whole house are a modified primary color triad – blues that lean a wee bit towards turquoise + reds with a coral undertone + yellows ranging from buttercream to caramel. The colors in one room flow into the colors of the neighboring room, but each has its own ratio of my color triad.
The laundry room’s focal color is found within the blues. Because the cabinets represent so much of the space the ratio for the room will be 50% Blue tones (cabinets plus window), 33% Yellows (walls) and 17% red (floral accents).
|Whole House Color Scheme||Laundry Room Color Ratio|
To add depth to the cabinet color, I’m layering different blue tones underneath the top layer and then distressing back so hints of the underlying colors peek through. I’m distressing to the point that even the base color of the wood shows a bit, bringing the red tones of the wood into the room. This 2nd entry in my Spring 2021 One Room Challenge series shares more about how I actually paint the cabinets.