10 Color Tricks for Small Homes
The right use of colors can make any limited area seem more spacious and interesting
Low wall? Tight hallway? Dinky little nook? Whatever your problem, let hues and shades work magic in your limited space.
Colorful vertical stripes can make a ceiling seem high. Add oomph to this optical illusion by opting for rich, 70s-inspired hues.
Paint the end of a long, narrow hallway with a vibrant color like a lemon-y yellow. This will add life to a plain corridor.
If the home has a strange layout, use a bold color to distract guests from the awkward shape.
Downplay a rich color by using soft furnishings in neutral colors like white, khaki, or navy.
The living area can be separated from the other parts of the home with a brightly-colored floor rug.
Choose one or two pieces in bold colors and place against a neutral backdrop.
Instead of pops of strong color, choose muted complementary hues for a relaxing feel.
If bold colors scare you, an all-white approach leads to a seamless, airy feel in any room.
Disguise unattractive beams by painting them in a dull colors like gray or black.
Add edge to a dull and boring spot by painting the wall black.