Picking colors for adjoining spaces can be tricky; even if you don't want to be too matchy-matchy, you still need find hues that work in harmony. Looking for ideas? Eddie Ross has a few paint combos he swears by—read on to find out which colors are his go-tos, and where he'd use them!
"The combo of Farrow & Ball’s All White in a kitchen with Pink Ground in an adjoining dining room gives a flattering glow."
All White by Farrow & Ball
Pink Ground by Farrow & Ball
A stark white feels fresh in this Manhattan apartment by Kelly Giesen.
"Pink walls make everyone look good," says Ross. Penelope Bianchi used a rosy tone in her own Santa Barbara dining room.
"I love a dark, cozy bedroom. Pair Benjamin Moore’s Montpelier with a warm, not icy, blue like Exhale in an en suite bathroom."
Montpelier by Benjamin Moore
Exhale by Benjamin Moore
Dark charcoal sets the mood without skewing cavelike-and-brooding in a Manhattan bedroom designed by David Mann.
"Choose a blue-gray that's not too icy," advises Ross. Amy Lau went with a high-gloss finish for this gray bathroom.
"C2 Paint’s Michael’s Moon and Lamb’s Ear are similar enough to ease the view from room to room, but they’re not too matchy."
Michael's Moon by C2 Paints
Lamb's Ear by C2 Paints
Bill Brockschmidt and Courtney Coleman used a greenish-gray hue in an Alabama cottage.
A taupe-y shade makes this living room by Barbara Westbrook feel warm and inviting.
"For a fresh take on nautical, pair a vibrant navy like Sherwin-Williams’s Indigo with an almost-gray like Pearly White."
Indigo by Sherwin-Williams
Pearly White by Sherwin-Williams
Lindsey Coral Harper coated the walls of a sitting room in rich navy.
Using a gray-hued white with dark navy ensures that "there's not such a jarring transition between rooms," says Ross. Jessica Jubelirer chose a similar shade for this airy kitchen.