The Paint Tip That Helps Seamlessly Blend Storage Pieces Into Your Design

Storage pieces like shelving and bookcases organize a space, allowing you to use minimal cleaning hacks to keep your home tidy. However, they can be an eyesore if they are not designed with aesthetics in mind. Storage should not only be functional but also visually appealing. Before adding new shelving to a room in your home, for example, make note of the room's current layout and design to ensure that the addition will enhance the space. Color is a crucial design element to keep in mind when it comes to these units. Storage pieces will blend seamlessly into your living space if you paint them the same color as the surrounding walls.

If your storage pieces clash with your wall colors, this can make the space feel cluttered and chaotic. You might want to consider painting them the same color as your walls or choose pieces that match the partitions to make your home look more cohesive. This is a simple and affordable way to make your home feel more luxurious. With this tip in mind, you should have a bit more guidance on designing and selecting storage elements for your home.

The perks of painting your storage pieces the same color as your walls

There are quite a few unexpected benefits associated with painting your storage shelves the same color as your walls. First, this design technique can make your room seem bigger. Those with small homes may want to try it to create the illusion of a larger living space. Second, it can cause standalone storage pieces to resemble built-ins. To achieve this look, purchase or reuse standalone storage furniture you already own. Paint it to match the color of the surrounding walls in a room, and place the furniture against one. At first glance, it will look like the unit is built into the wall.

Third, painting storage pieces the same color as surrounding walls can also help you emphasize your favorite décor pieces. If everything behind your décor piece is polychromatic, they will easily steal the spotlight. A cohesive background will effortlessly highlight your home favorites. Finally, this design hack can create a calmer, more coordinated-looking space. The monochromatic look is often more serene than using contrasting pops of color here and there.

Tips for achieving this monochromatic look

There are a few tips that should make it easier for this monochromatic look to really come together. To start, you can still create a bit of minor contrast even if the storage pieces and walls are painted the same color. This is helpful because there are certain items that would benefit from a bit of dimension. If you use the exact same flat wall paint on your storage pieces, it will be difficult to achieve that pleasing aesthetic. Consider using a multi-sheen finish throughout your walls and storage pieces. For example, if your walls have a flat finish, you might want to paint your storage shelves using a satin finish. 

Something else to keep in mind is whether you want to paint your walls a different color rather than the storage unit. If you have a statement wall painted a bold color, take some time to ponder whether you would want your storage pieces to have a similar appearance. You might want to reverse this hack and paint the walls a neutral color instead.