Some days, your tiny home may feel "cozy" or "intimate," while other days, you wish it were just more significant. In any case, if you've been dreaming of an ample open space but don't want to knock down any walls, we have a solution: paint them.
Finding the brightest white in the hopes of making the room appear larger isn't the only consideration when choosing a colour scheme for a tiny area. You don't have to stick to light colours in your tiny space, but you will want to pick the correct shade to make the most of it.
Here are the 7 most effective paint ideas, including some tips that will make your small space look bigger, airy and classy at the same time.
1. Different colours for the ceiling and the wall
Treat everything below the topmost point of the room as a wall surface and treat it as such when dealing with different elevations, sloping ceilings, or ill-placed soffits. Put another way, don't paint the bottom of a soffit or a sloping wall surface the same colour as the ceiling since it will draw the eye down, making the room feel smaller and the ceilings lower.
2. Go beyond whites
In a tiny room, white paint can make it appear boxy and bland. Though white is supposed to make a room appear light and airy, it can have the opposite effect when highlighting every shadow and dark nook. White can still be a superb choice in a small area, but it's best used as an accent or trim colour. Instead, you can go with a light pewter gray for a tiny eating area. The silvery grey paint gives elegance and light to the room, beautifully framed by white accessories.
3. Make it your favourite space by using your choicest shade.
Try to choose a paint colour that enhances your limited space. It is perhaps the most crucial factor to remember while choosing paint colours. The colour you love may not be the best option to make a room appear larger, but if you're not enthused by the hue when you walk in, it doesn't matter. You may also have to change the shade of an adored paint colour to fit your space, but it doesn't indicate you have to abandon it. If you can't use your favourite paint colour, try using it to accent neutral walls.
4. Play around Mural
It doesn't take much to convince you to paint a fun mural on your walls—a beautiful treatment can make a room appear larger. A mural on one of the walls of a modest living room adds depth. It adds colour and visual intrigue to an area, instantly making it feel bigger.
5. Contrast it
While some basic colour guidelines apply (such as avoiding light paints in light-deprived settings), you can still experiment with colourful palettes. Colours that are neutral but stand out might help enlarge a small space. Use high-contrast colours like black and white to create a sense of more space.
6. The right sheen
Choosing the proper paint finish can also help create the illusion of a larger space. To maximize a room's limited natural light, use a higher gloss on surfaces that would capture and disperse it. A high-gloss sheen is the best choice when trying to open up a small bathroom or kitchen because it is moisture-resistant and can also handle scrubbing.
7. Expert Advice-Try some dark
According to Mary Patton of Mary Patton Design, the most fantastic method to make a tiny room appear larger is to paint every inch of it a dark hue. Dark colours can deceive the eye and make a room appear larger. To balance the space, add light accents.
Lastly, if you are still unsure, why not take experts' advice. With proven expertise and years of experience, MetrowestCorporationMA offers free consultation and personalized residential and commercial painting services. We are leading Interior & Exterior painting service providers in MA & CT.