Painting Tips to Enlarge Small Spaces

Small rooms often feel dull, cramped and uninviting. However, choosing the right color combination can open the space and make it look larger, airy, and more inviting. Try the following interior house painting tips to enlarge small spaces, from professional painters at Ed’s Painting & Construction:

  1. Use bold colors:
  2. Bold colors can make your room appear larger. Choose jewel tones for a more cozy and warm feel.

  3. Choose lighter hues:
  4. Darker colors can make a room appear smaller. Use pale colors, such as white, cream, blues, greens and pale grays.

  5. Consider the function:
  6. When choosing paint colors, consider the function of the room. If it is a bedroom, choose softer colors that can help you relax, such as dove gray or an earthy sage green. For active rooms (such as entertaining rooms, entryways or dining rooms) choose stimulating and energizing colors, like yellow or orange.

  7. Use monochromatic colors:
  8. Colors that are close in tone, allow the eye to move smoothly around the room without the interruption of an additional color. This creates the impression that a room is larger than it actually is. To achieve this, use monochromatic colors from the same area of the color palette such a light blue, and medium blue with a touch of a darker blue.

  9. Use a gloss finish:
  10. Gloss finishes like eggshell, satin and semi-gloss can enlarge small spaces. Use a controlled amount of eggshell and satin finishes for the living room or bedroom, use semi-gloss in the kitchen or bathroom.

  11. Let your walls recede:
  12. Painting a slightly darker shade on the wall opposite the door can make the walls recede, and can make the room appear larger.

  13. Avoid certain colors:
  14. Colors like red, dark blue and deep purple can make a room feel cozy and warm. However, they don’t enlarge small spaces.

  15. Use bright white for trims or accents:
  16. White high-gloss trim can refract the light back into the room and create an open and spacious feeling. White accents can also stand out with darker, dramatic furniture colors. Alternatively, paint the entire room white with bold accents.

  17. Pretty Pastels:
  18. Feminine, pastel hues like light pink, mauve, peach, and lilac or lavender can brighten spaces and make it appear larger. To make it more interesting, use tan, beige, or cream for trim. Use subtle neutrals for the door and window frames in light. You can also add darker shade accents on the same spectrum.

  19. Try stripes:
  20. Vertical stripes can make the room seem higher, while horizontal stripes can make the room appear wider. A dramatic color combination can overpower a small room. Keep it subtle.

    Contact Ed’s Painting & Construction

    At Ed’s Painting & Construction, we are aware of the best painting techniques to enlarge small spaces. Our skilled professionals will do an excellent job, and make your house look great. For a consultation with our skilled painters, call us at (845) 213-3188 / (201) 582-6663 or email at ed@edspaintingconst.com.

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