Low ceilings in small spaces can leave a room feeling stuffy. Open up the space by painting the walls and ceiling in the soothing tone of taupe. The dimensions of the room will melt away, making it feel bigger and warmer, too.
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Instantly inject cheer into a small and poorly lit space by painting it a lively yellow. An excellent color choice for half bathrooms and tiny galley kitchens, it will quickly wake you up and help you start the day on the sunny side.
Play up the coziness of a small room by enveloping the walls in a dark blue hue. In a study or bedroom it will create a cocoon-like peacefulness that invites introspection. If the thought of four dark walls leaves you feeling claustrophobic, consider a navy blue accent wall in an otherwise neutral room.
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It may seem counterintuitive to choose a big and bold color for a small room, but it can work. Painting a small space a saturated orange will draw the focus away from the furniture, knickknacks, and appliances in the room, bringing your eye up the walls and making the space feel bigger.
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Nearly white paint comes in a range of shade from eggshell to ivory to beige—and there's a reason a fresh coat of any of these colors is a popular choice for small spaces. It reflects light and lifts the eye away from clutter, creating a calming retreat.
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