Interior Painting Tips: Don’t Do THIS in a Small Room

Interior Painting Tips: Don’t Do THIS in a Small Room

Painting is a lot of fun, but it can be hard to know what paint color choices to make, especially in a small room. You don’t want to mess something up -- after all, you are going to be living with it for a while. So, here are a few tips on things to avoid when painting a small room.

Don’t Use Dark Colors

When you are painting a small room, you generally cannot use dark colors. Dark colors seem closer than they actually are, so unless you want your room to feel dark, tiny and claustrophobic, don’t decorate it using dark paint. The opposite of this is using light neutral colors, like beige, gray, or cream, or gentle shades of blue or green.

Don’t Use Intense Colors

Very bright or intense colors work the same way as dark colors; they make the walls feel closer. Therefore, we definitely avoid bright colors like red, electric blue, orange, and so on in small rooms. Instead, focus on colors that are gentle on the eyes. They do not have to be tasteless, dull colors, but they should be ones that tend to fade back rather than jump forward.

Don’t Use Contrasting Colors

Contrast pops out at us, drawing attention to specific features. In bigger rooms, sharp contrasts provide visual interest and definition to the space. However, striking contrasts in a small room will make the walls feel closer. Accent walls or boldly-colored trim can have this “closing-in” effect. In a small room, consider painting your trim the same color as the walls, or a gentle white. Also, you can paint the ceiling the same color as the walls, but a couple shades lighter. That provides a beautiful look to the ceiling without making it feel like the lid of a box.

Contact Williams Professional Painting

If you are ready to paint, or if you are still working on choosing a color, please feel free to call Williams Professional Painting. As well as both interior and exterior painting services, we are proud to be able to offer you the help of our expert color consultant. You can call us at 703-768-8143 or click here to schedule a free estimate today. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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