How can I paint one open wall that connects 2 rooms?

Laurie Stuard
by Laurie Stuard
I have one wall that runs from my living room (front of the house) through my kitchen ( back of the house). I would like to start with a darker color and fade to a lighter shade where my kitchen starts
  8 answers
  • Karla Karla on Mar 09, 2018

    I have an open concept and I painted the wall the same color everywhere in my kitchen, dining and living room. I am not sure I would try to break it up with different colors.

  • Sug22162459 Sug22162459 on Mar 09, 2018

    I would wall paper one of the walls. Simple design and then incorporate a color on the other wall from the wall paper.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 09, 2018

    I would accent a different wall instead of breaking up the long wall

  • Amanda Amanda on Mar 09, 2018

    Hi Laurie. I would paint the longer wall one color and then you could do different colors on the other walls. I did that with my living room and kitchen.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Mar 09, 2018

    It is always advised to put a color swatch on your walls of two or three of your favorite shades of paint in each room and check them at all times of the day and night (as the sun moves) as the same shade will look different depending on the light. It's very true. Just looking at your photo the light coming from the dining room almost creates the fade-to look you are talking about. My instinct is to use the same shade on the long wall and then pick a wall to do a different shade as an accent wall.

  • Laurie Franklin Laurie Franklin on Mar 09, 2018

    I like that idea

  • Sarah Parker Sarah Parker on Mar 12, 2018

    I had the same issue. I decided not to paint the wall (too much work and could not decide on a colour) I kind of divided the room with a drawer I had painted in a bright colour.


    you could paint a stencil pattern at the edge of where the tile edge stops. This wlll divide the wall from one room to the other. Hope this helps