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Getting the most out of your space is a challenge that everyone faces. However, depending on how you set up your space can have a big impact on the perception of how big it is – and that includes the paint you use. There are a number of ways to make your area look bigger, and combining a few techniques thoughtfully can have a huge impact on how the size of your space is viewed.
Of course, paint can’t pull off miracles like making a tiny space look like a movie theater, but it can make a big difference. Combined with the use of proper lighting, and putting your existing furnishings and décor in the proper place, a trusted Denver painting company can help come up with paint choices to certainly compliment the room.
Color goes a long way in opening up an area. Choosing light colors – such as soft whites, light grays, pale blues, and other pastels can make the room feel more spacious. Because light colors reflect more natural light, they are great for making spaces feel open and airy. Sticking to the same color, or variations of the same color, for the walls, trim, and ceiling is also helpful. This tactic will make the room look bigger by developing a continuous flow and a reduction in visual interruptions.
Along that same theme, paint the ceiling a lighter shade than the walls. Even if it’s subtle, the lighter shade will make it seem higher, giving the illusion of more vertical space. While you’re sticking with the light theme, it’s important to avoid dark accent walls since they can close in a space. Accent walls can be stunning, but they aren’t the best tactic if you’re aiming to make a space look bigger.
Along with the right colors, there are different kinds of paint that can help make a space seem larger than it is. Using gloss or satin finish – finishes that have a bit of sheen to them – can also reflect light, creating an even bigger sense of space. Natural light has a way of making a space seem more expansive, and utilizing this kind of paint can help make the most of natural light in the space.
Another type of paint that can make a room look bigger is to use reflective or metallic paint. This type of paint shouldn’t dominate the space, as it can be a bit overwhelming, but using it for accents can really help add depth to a room. For example, using metallic space on a backsplash can really add some dimension to your kitchen without overwhelming the overall room. Strategically placing these accents can reflect light, and create the illusion of a much deeper space.
There are a number of other ways to help you get your space to appear larger, but it has to fit in with your style and the space’s aesthetic, as well. For more information, reach out to the experts at Colorado Painting today.