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5 Easy Color Rules for Small Spaces

5 Easy Color Rules for Small Spaces

Choosing a color palette for a small room is a perfect opportunity to play according to your choice. At the same time when you are decorating a small space, it’s important to learn the rules that have been around for decades. In the past, there was a rule that all small rooms should be in light colors to make the room appear spacious. Another rule is that you should avoid warm colors. Now is time to recall some interior design color rules for small spaces.

Mix the Light with the Sense of Dark
The most basic rule of decorating a small room is to give light shades to your room. A room with darker walls than the floors seems like a box with no bottom. We don’t want make anyone to feel like the walls are caving in on them when they walk into a room, but this is really not true that you can’t paint your room with dark color. As we all know that white reflects light better than any other shade, but this is not restricted that you have to paint all your walls with white. If you paint a wall with a dark shade and combine it by painting other wall in same light shade, this will give your room more depth and will give you the illusion of more space. You can combine white accessories or mirrors towards the dark wall so the light color accessories with reflect the light with a perfect contrast and blend.

Mix the Light with the Sense of Dark

Dark Colors Toward Bottom
If you like multiple or even gradient color patterns for your room, make sure to arrange the palette so that the darkest colors would be at the downside, getting lighter as they move up to the ceiling. This includes the flooring. For example, living room with dark floor pattern, the walls should not be darker than the floor. A lighter shade will look nice on the walls next to dark flooring. If you paint floor and walls with dark color then it will give you a feel like bottomless box. If you have low ceiling in your room paint dark color at bottom and light colors on the top, it will make your room seem airier.

Dark Colors Toward Bottom

Select Sharp Colors
Many people won’t believe but you can actually make your place feel larger by choosing sharp colors by combining them with dull ones. Bright yellow and catchy blues will make your place more airy and make it feel more vibrant. There are no limitations that you have to use sharp colors to your walls only, bring these colors to your furniture, ceiling fans or decorative accessories.  Utilization of sharp and funky color palette will bring classy appearance to your space that you will definitely fall in love with.

Select Sharp Colors

Create a Featured Wall
A feature wall is center attraction of any room or space which stand out from the other walls. The arrangement should be usually something colorful or bold that contrasts strongly with rest of the walls and make its own identity. Feature walls with wallpaper are very popular and common because it’s cover large space very quickly and easily with strong designer patterns and different kind of designs. If you’re decorating your bedroom feature wall then you can achieve the similar effects with a broad designer or traditional wall mirror or a large modern wall design with bold and catchy colors. Even you can keep it simple by painting a single wall with darker color and make it recede, making the space seems larger and airy. Choice is yours, play it cool!

Create a Featured Wall

Make it Monochromatic
One-color schemes allow your eyes to move easily around the space without any interruption by other colors. Single color scheme make things feel more spacious than they actually are. If you want to open the space up, keep your color scheme the same color as the furniture and/or rest of your decor, and just use slightly different color values to some accessories and decorative stuff to make it interesting and elegant to the eyes. This is old technique to play with, keep your furniture color scheme same not exactly to the walls but you can match it only with rest of the furniture. For instance you can choose same wood pattern to your bed, chair, and dressing table. There is a lot of variety in market of the combination furniture so you can go ahead and choose as per your choice but make it sure you choose the same color scheme décor.

Make it Monochromatic

Akanksha Bhardwaj
Akanksha Bhardwaj
I work as web&graphic designer in a MNC, and write about interior design on weekends. Blogging is my personal interest and interior design is something i die for.. I love to check out inspiring interior designs and home decor ideas and also collect them on my blog. For any query or request you can drop me a mail on info@interiordesignology.com
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