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Can Dark Colors Be Used for Small Spaces?

Making the right choices will do the trick


The answer to the question is a resounding "YES!" While some of us may have the notion that dark colors do not work well in small spaces, choosing the right shades and pairing it with the right furniture can work well in tiny homes.

“With proper arrangement and choice of furniture, a dark color scheme won’t go wrong. Dark, cool colors would make the walls recede,” shares interior designer Rochelle Granali.

Looking for more color choices and other small space tricks? You can still download your copy of the June 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine! Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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