Photo credit: Brad Pike
Picking colors can be really difficult if you’re thinking about painting. Instead of trying to put together a palette with several colors, don’t overthink it and follow one of today’s easiest trends — using two different shades of the same color in your room. It’s seriously easy, no matter what room. Let us show you how with some of our favorite two-tone paint ideas (and the tricks that go with them!).
To get us rolling, how great are the colors in the living room in the main photo? Two shades of gray make this an easy, laid back and sophisticated living room. We love how the homeowner uses the darker gray to accent the fireplace. It adds the unexpected without being flashy.
Photo credit: Benjamin Moore
This entry hall is like a deep, relaxing exhale. It’s natural and fresh and while still a formal room, it’s casual to kick your shoes off in. The room also shows another way to use this two-tone trend — on your ceiling! Notice how the light aqua and dark aqua are right next to each other? They complement each other and the sandy taupe below the chair rail grounds the room.
Photo credit: Style at Home
This living room is easy, breezy and kid-proof to boot. And it also gives us yet another way to use this trend — make your ceilings look higher! Separating the gray painted beadboard with white chair rail from the dark gray on the top of the room makes the room look bigger and the ceilings higher.
Photo credit: Houzz
This modern green room is refreshing and clean. The two tone works here because of the saturated, bold grass green contrasting against the light mint green. Up against that gorgeous window, it’s a winning combination!
Photo credit: Homedit
And don’t forget to take this trend outside! And while we’ve said time and time that we love a door that’s a pop of color, it’s hard to deny that this tone-on-tone door is nothing short of elegant. The clean, deep grays give an even look that makes the black hardware and planter pop. And while not a paint trend, how darling is the boxwood wreath and coordinating bush?
What do you think about this trend? Would you use it in your own home? If yes, what room or how would you use it?