With all multinational companies exploiting metropolitan cities of the state, it is obvious the population of these cities keeps increasing. To accommodate this ever-growing population high rise apartments were constructed. But, one of the major drawbacks of metropolitans preferring high rise apartments is the size of the rooms. With more than 100 homes in an apartment, it is obvious the room size would be smaller than the ideal room size.
How to Make a Room Look Bigger
People often ask what colors make a room look bigger when they are getting ready to paint the inside of their home. Light and dark colors, creating contrast, can give a room depth. When you look at how to make a small room look bigger with paint, keep in mind that medium shades will make your space appear smaller than it is. Using dark and bright white colors that open up a room, in contrast, creates the illusion of a much larger area.
Small rooms are not always square. Some may be narrow and long. When considering how to make a narrow room look wider with paint, keep in mind that light and cool colors recede – they seem farther away. Warm, dark colors advance towards us. For long narrow spaces, paint the opposing shorter walls a slightly darker (one or two shades) color than the two longer walls. That will make them feel closer, giving the image of a square shape.
Conversely, you can also paint the longer walls a darker shade, emphasizing the room’s length – depending on which way you want to present the space.
Rich colors have an uncanny ability to add drama to a room, says Susan Wintersteen, CEO and principal ofSavvy Interiors. “My preference for making a space feel larger is a deep, moody shade.” These feel grand and luxe, Wintersteen continues, and they ground a room, making it seem larger than it is. Her preference is a navy blue slate that is so deep it borders on black. When you pair this with either a lighter wall or accents, “complemented by warm wood tones and abundant natural light,” the result is timeless, comforting, warm-and ultimately expansive.
Speaking of using grandeur to add the illusion of more size, soft black can achieve this too, especially in north-facing rooms where a lack of natural light can lessen the appeal of a strong white.
Grays in a variety of shades are another great replacement for white, though when you’re considering room size, opt for a cool shade to add brightness and depth, particularly in rooms that only receive moderate amounts of light.
Light, airy colors typically make a room appear larger. In a small space, painting the entire area the same color can also make it appear more expansive. If you prefer to incorporate additional colors, using a range of closely related hues gives your space a seamless look and encourages your eye to flow smoothly as you move from room to room. If your room doesn’t receive much natural light, you can also lean into the dark space and select a rich, dark color. Using this color from floor to ceiling can create the illusion of height, as there isn’t a color break.