If you’re like many people, you know that the right paint colors can make a room appear larger than it really is – but what colors make a room look bigger, and how do you use them appropriately?
Saturated colors can make a room look bigger, provided that the accents, accessories and furnishings you use are neutral (or at least varying shades of the wall color). Too much of one color can be pretty overwhelming.
Some of the best colors to use to make a room look larger are light and cool. Shades of blue, green and purple can trick the eye; they look like they’re farther away. (On the other hand, steer clear of darker, warmer colors. Those make a room seem smaller.)
Lighter and pale shades of these colors can make a room look bigger:
Generally, light and bright colors bounce light back around the room. That gives the room a more open, airy feel.
Even with the right colors, there’s only so much you can do – unless you:
We may be able to help you make your rooms appear larger with the right paint colors and techniques – call us at 910-725-3227 to find out how. We’ll be happy to give you a free painting estimate for any of our services, too, so call today!