Colours to Make Room Feel Larger

The colour you use to paint a room can change the feel of the space and can make it look smaller or larger. Below, discover our recommendations for paint colours for small rooms that make them appear bigger and painting techniques to make a room look bigger.

Haymes Paint is a family run business and has been since 1935. We are passionate about crafting quality products and offer both interior & exterior paints, an artisan collection and paints for textured & timber finishes. Read on to find out what colours make a room look bigger:

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Colours, Tips and Painting Techniques To Make A Room Look Bigger

Erin Hearns, Haymes Colour Stylist provides small bedroom painting ideas, paint colours for small dark rooms and colours that make a room look bigger

  • Not everyone has the luxury of space but you can create the illusion of space. It’s commonly known that light colours make a room feel larger.
  • Pastels and neutral colours are perfect for a small space. So avoid strong bold colours, as they absorb the light and draw your eye towards them.
  • Try painting skirting, architraves, doors and windows in white or light colour to make a room expand and appear more spacious. This can work especially well to make a small living room look larger.
  • Stick to a simple palette with a minimal number of colours on the walls and ceilings, and avoid feature walls in small rooms.
  • If the space is very small, a good trick is to extend the paint colour from the walls to the ceiling.
  • If you want to play with colours that won’t darken your room, consider cool colours that will make the walls visually recede, like pastel blues, greens and greys.
  • The colours you use to accessorise the room are important too. Try using a monochromatic colour scheme for décor and accessories, which is gradients of the same colour, to create a harmonious and subtle look that’s great for small spaces.
  • And finally, make the most of the natural light you have, as it’s the greatest way to open space and make it appear bigger. North-facing rooms will have a lot more warmth and brighter space, whereas South-facing rooms will have a cooler and darker look, so you may need more artificial lighting to open up the room.

Get Expert Advice On Wall Colours For Small Rooms Today

Arrange a Color Consultation with one of our fully qualified Haymes Colour Consultants who will be able to run through colours that make a room look bigger and clever small bedroom painting ideas for your home.

Once you know what paint colours for small rooms you want to go with, visit your local Haymes Paint shop or Independent Stockist to get everything you need for your project.