No matter the size of your Portland, Oregon home, we all have a room or two that we wish was a little bigger. Whether it’s the family room, dining room, or a beautiful guest room, some simple painting ideas can open up a space, making it appear larger than it actually is. Making a room feel bigger and more open does not mean you are restricted to painting all four walls white, although that is an option!
Here are a few painting tips from Bluenote Painting to help you open up even the smallest of rooms:
White Paint Colors
What you’ve heard is true: an all white room will feel open and spacious. Choosing just the right white paint color can be tricky, so try out a few before committing. With white as your background, you have the freedom to play around with other colors in your home decorating scheme. If all white is feeling a little too stark for your tastes, choose an accent wall to paint. You can paint your accent wall almost any color and the room will still feel large. Just be sure to incorporate that same accent paint color into other areas of the room, such as pillows.
Pastels and Neutrals
If you are craving a little more color, paint your room in soft neutrals or pastels. This option really opens you up to more choices in interior paints. Colors can range from yellows, blues and greens, to pinks. Just remember to go for the lighter shades of interior paints. Keeping it light really helps to make your room look and feel bigger.
Don’t Forget the Ceiling
Many people focus on painting the four main walls in the room and neglect the fifth wall, the ceiling. Painting your ceiling makes your room open up and feel complete. For your ceiling, choose a pale color that complements your other walls. One option is to use lightest hue of your wall paint color from the paint swatches.
Other Design Ideas
Once you have chosen all of your paint colors, it’s time to make sure you incorporate some other design ideas to make the room feel larger.
Adding mirrors reflects color and light, making any space feel big and open. A large piece of art, rather than many smaller ones, works better in a small space. You may feel inclined to add tons of accessories to a room that is painted in a neutral shade, but be careful not to overdo it. Adding too much clutter will just make your room feel cramped.
Whatever color palette you choose in your small spaces, Bluenote Painting has the professional painters to get the job done. In just a short time, that small, dark room will feel open, light, and airy. Give us a call today for a free estimate and let us get started on your next painting project.