The basic definition of “harmony” is a consistent, orderly, or pleasing arrangement of parts. It’s the overall sense that all your elements go together. When designing a room in your home, there may be a wide array of different styles and colors you want to incorporate — but it all starts on your walls. Here’s how you can achieve harmony and variety using paint.
- Create your color scheme
If you’re looking for a harmony-based color scheme in your room, you need to select a main color for the room. For a brighter color, it doesn’t necessarily need to be the color of your walls. A neutral wall can create harmony in two ways. First, your dominant color can be a neutral color that you continue through wall decor, furniture, and flooring. Second, you can base your design around a different element in the room, like a bold couch. The neutral wall allows for a blank template for you to add colorful, supporting elements in the same style and hue without clashing with your design.
- Make a pattern with repeating elements
Our brains are hardwired for pattern recognition. By instilling harmony in your room design, you create a pattern, and that is pleasing to the eye. You don’t necessarily need to put a pattern up on your walls, or even use large patterned throw pillows — although you certainly can. For example, a repeated gold accent in your picture frames, table decorations, and lighting creates a cohesive pattern in the design.
- Pick a paint that is good for your home and your planet
The color of your walls will set the tone for your entire room. Emit a positive vibe without emitting volatile organic compounds in the air by choosing a zero-VOC product, like Harmony Paint by Sherwin-Williams. Harmony Paint is environmentally friendly and helps to reduce common indoor odors and gas formaldehyde*. It also has antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. The combination of a cohesive color scheme with a product that reduces harmful agents creates a relaxing environment for the whole family to enjoy together.
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*The length of time Harmony actively reduces odors and formaldehyde depends on the concentration, the frequency of exposure and the amount of painted surface area.