Painting small open plan house. Help!
I have just over 800 sq feet. Its mostly open plan- the kitchen, utility and dining and living room all join. The bedrooms take the other half. Standing in any room, you can see the rest of the house.
We have had some wallpaper down and need to paint. Currently the entire house is painted semi-gloss (which I hate) cream, with ivory colored trim (doors, floor boards, wainscotting, etc). The living room is painted a drab neutral green.
So my question is this. If I wanted to paint the whole house, should I paint it all the same color, or paint each room the color I want? I like the idea of having different colors in the room, of the same hue or tone- shades of pale green, blue and yellow specifically.
But I worry this will make the house seem smaller, or cluttered. There is ALOT of trim which already makes it seem a bit cluttered but it is ok since it is basically only a shade off from the wall color. Painting the walls a contrasting color will make all that trim stand out and seem busy. Add a few pictures on the walls and it doesn't look so calming.
However, I am bored with all the white. I am leaning towards painting it either all one color, or all shades of one color. If I chose green I would paint all rooms a slightly different hue of the same tone?
Or go crazy and have each room a different color. Remember- you can see the whole house in it's entirety from any point you are standing.