the largest of homes have those tiny areas where space is at a premium, whether
it’s a hallway, bathroom, or spare bedroom.
can be hard to make the most of these small spaces when it feels like the walls
are closing in on you, but with something as simple as a fresh coat of paint in
the right colour, they can become the hidden gems in your home that you never
knew you had.
on design trends and general rules of thumb, there are colours to paint your walls that can help turn small spaces from forgotten
Here's 3 suggestions for paint colours for small spaces.
Light & Bright
that are painted white or very light & pastel colours can help a small
space appear to be bigger because it makes the walls recede, meaning that it
looks like they are farther away than they really are.
colours are also great at reflecting any available light throughout the room,
whether it’s sunlight or just a lamp. This helps make the room feel more open
and inviting rather than small.
whites and very light colours are often the safest and surest way to make a
small space look bigger, they can also make it look a little bland. For more
personality and unique flair, don’t be afraid to paint the walls with a bit of
you still want the room to appear bigger, choose a cool colour, like a
light-to-medium shade of blue or green. A light blue can give the impression of
a clear and infinite blue sky, while green can natural
feel. Natural light and especially a large window can also make the room feel
like it expands outside when painted in blue or green.
general thought with painting small spaces is to try to give the illusion that
it’s bigger than it actually is. But why not experiment with the exact opposite
idea, and try a strikingly bold or warm & cozy wall colour?
against convention won’t only give the space a unique personality, but it will
also strongly invoke a mood since everything is concentrated in such a confined
space. For example, a small space can be transformed into a rich and comforting
sitting room by painting the walls in a darker colour and accessorizing with
furniture and décor.
Finally, when painting small spaces in your home, you do have some
general guidelines to follow, but also the complete freedom to add uniqueness
and your own personality to the mix. Overall, a good rule of thumb to follow is decorate with colours that make you feel "the best you".
you take anything away from this, hopefully you can see that those small spaces
in your home which were unbearable can easily be turned
beautiful with little more than the right coat of paint.
interior design has me admiring beautiful spaces often - my two blogs are my
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