Make Your Room Look Bigger With These Paint Color Ideas
Just because your room is small, this does not mean that it should feel crowded and closed in. By choosing paint color and the placement of color carefully, you can visually make your room appear much bigger, which will make it more livable for you. The following paint color ideas will help you in creating a bigger room. Visually speaking, dark colors recede while light colors advance. What this means for a small space is that you’re not limited to white. Dark accent colors such as navy, gray or red can make a space look larger when you limit their use to one wall. Painting an accent wall in a dark shade visually pushes it backward, giving the room a greater sense of depth and space. Experiment with darker colors you like. The ceiling in a small room often is the most overlooked option for making the space feel larger. Because deeper colors recede, using a paint color other than a typical stark white can make ceilings appear higher. Some tried-and-true color choices for painting the ceiling in a small room include pale blues, faint yellows and creamy whites.
These delicate shades work beautifully with beige or light neutral walls, giving your space a sophisticated touch while making it feel more spacious. To have the contrast between wall paint color and ceiling color segue more gracefully, a simple crown molding in a glossy white can ease the transition and lend design appeal.