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How Interior Paint Can Make a Small Room More Spacious

Last updated 5 years ago

Human beings have been using color to manipulate the mood and motif of interior spaces for centuries. In addition to enhancing the style of an indoor area, you can even use paint color to expand the perceived space of a room. If you have a small room in your house, here’s how you can use interior paint to broaden the room and give it a more spacious feel.

Use a Color to Its Fullest
If you have a deep interest with a certain color, consider applying it in as many places as possible in one room. In this case, a cool color such as blue or a warm color such as sunshine yellow would be better than using a bold color like bright red. By using a single color all over a given room, the space becomes unified and boundaries become distorted. In effect, this expands the perceived size of the room.

Paint the Walls White
A room with white walls doesn’t have to be boring or bare. White walls reflect light, making the room feel more vibrant. Painting a room white also makes the walls recede visually, making a small room feel larger than it is.

Deep Colors Add Depth
Some people mistakenly think that dark paint can cause a shrinking effect. By applying a deep, complex paint color on the walls of a room, you can actually add depth and dissolve the edges and corners. Some paint colors that have this effect include clay blue and roasted coffee brown. To make the room lively, add a gloss or lacquer, and contrast the dark colors with colorful accents throughout the room, such as artwork and furniture.

Contact Browder Painting Company at (805) 544-0547 for more information about how we can transform your small room, making it appear larger and more sophisticated. Feel free to visit our website to learn more about the residential and commercial painting services that we offer our customers in the San Luis Obispo area.


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