How to Use Paint to Make a Small Room Feel Bigger

Depending on the color and style of paint you choose, you can radically transform the overall look and feel of various rooms. If you have a room in your house that you feel is too small, there are a few ways you can make it feel larger without actually knocking down a wall and adding more space. The following are a few tips that can help you use paint to make your rooms appear larger than they really are.

Add an accent wallStepladder and painting tools near wall in empty room

Adding an accent wall to your room is a great way to open up the space. Choose one or two walls in the room and paint it either a very bright or dark color, it doesn’t matter which as long as it is very bold and defined. For the rest of the walls in the room, use a much lighter shade. Because you will have two different colors that will contrast greatly, the entire space will appear more open. You could even paint two opposite walls the same color in order to add additional depth to your space.

Paint your walls two different colors

Making the ceiling seem higher than it is can be a great way to make your entire room feel larger, and paint can help you accomplish this. Consider painting your walls two different colors, changing them halfway up the wall. For example, the bottom half of the walls could be red, and the top half could be white. This will elevate the entire space.

Stick with bright, neutral colors or cool colors

Overall, you should stick with brighter, more neutral colors for your small spaces. Very dark colors can seem overwhelming, and can actually make the room feel smaller. Generally, light shades of green, blue, and other cool colors will do the trick.

No matter their size, Richard Stewart Painting can help you paint your rooms. Contact us today to learn more.

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