The color that we choose to decorate small rooms is very important, since there are shades that make the room seem even smaller and others that enlarge it, giving the illusion of a larger room. Here are some color tips for small rooms. Small spaces have the potential to be transformed into an optically spacious and very comfortable place.
A small space can be a wonderful chest, a Pandora’s box to discover. Small and dark bedrooms and corridors tend to affect our mood in a negative way. While the studies, lounges and bathrooms, properly decorated, even serve as a refuge and lift our spirits.
How to choose colors for small rooms?
Before choosing paint for a small space, one should ask oneself what effect we are looking for. Do you want a light and airy environment (cool colors), or a warm and welcoming environment (warm colors)? Once this decision is established, you can now spin a little finer.
A great option is to choose cool colors for the furniture and light, bright colors for the walls. Cool colors help create the illusion that furniture is further away than it is.
The color scheme shown here combines beige and red, both warm, with some touches of brown. This work in neutral tones has harmony and light, and is also a warm combination. It can bring calm and peace, which is what you want in a small space.
Combining cool and warm colors
Blues, greens, and grays, browns, and lavender with shades of blue or green are great colors for small rooms, because they can make walls move away from each other and make a small space seem larger. So combining them can be a great option.
Small rooms usually have low ceilings, so it is good to paint the ceiling in a light color, such as white. Low cabinets help accentuate this effect.
Colors in the same tone
You can choose your favorite color and use different shades of the color to paint a small room. Light tones widen and enlarge, while dark tones do the opposite.
Color on the ground
Choose a color for the floor and keep it uniform. The uniform floor in terms of material and colors make a room appear larger at first glance.
Soft colors and bright tones help to expand a small space. The brighter the room, the more the spaciousness effect will be accentuated. The optical effect will be that the walls are further away.
Details in dark or bright colors
Many times the elements of the room accentuate the little space that there is. For this reason, it is convenient to paint several elements of the room in a strong color, for example, a piece of furniture and the wall behind them. This gives a sense of depth.
A bright or deep color in a tiny space offers the opportunity to enjoy a perfect hue for, say, a living room. Strong colors can also give a small room an identity of its own; this is very useful if the space contains strong architectural elements, as in the photo below.
Dark colored walls
You can choose dark colors for small houses but you have to make sure that the dark color is balanced with very bright colors, otherwise the dark color will make the wall come in even closer and make it look like a stuffy room. Make sure the furniture is in light tones and you will achieve a very cozy space.
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