4. Think outside the box
If your home has obvious architectural divides between spaces, these can help you decide where to switch between paint colours. A living area might tuck snugly into a corner, for example, or a kitchen may be separated from the rest of the space by a row of built-in units.
However, there’s no reason whatsoever that you shouldn’t create your own features using paint alone. You could paint the area immediately around a work of art, create a diagonal flash of colour in the corner of a wall, or even paint a wide stripe running around the walls and ceiling in the middle of a long open-plan room.
Sea King – Dulux 90GG 38/242
Green Grape – Dulux 88YY 66/447
Divide an open-plan space using a dual-sided bookcase, painting one side to match the scheme on one side of the room, and the other to match the scheme on the opposite side.