Color Decorating Tips

Color Decorating Tricks

    • Light colors, such as whites and yellows are expansive and cheerful. Use these colors in small or dark areas to make the space appear larger and lighter. Use darker colors such as brown or navy blue to create a cozier, sophisticated feeling in large rooms.
    • Use color to establish a focal point or create interest where there is none. For example, a square room s more interesting with one wall is painted in an accent color.
    • Create the appearance of heightening or lowering a room with color. A dark color painted on a high ceiling will make the ceiling seem lower. Make a small room appear larger by painting the ceiling the same light color as the walls.
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    • Color alters the proportions of a room. A narrow, long room appears wider when both the shorter walls are painted a darker color than the longer walls.