It is all an illusion

When dealing with a smaller space, it is always helps knowing that you can create an illusion by knowing how to choose your paint colour. Colours play a huge role in creating optical illusions within a space; lighter, cooler colours tend to recede, whereas darker, warmer colours will advance. For example, if a room is rather large and ends to feel uncomfortable, painting the ceiling a darker colour than the walls will instantly give you the sense of it being cosier. The colours in a room play an integral role in both the depth perception, as well as the feel to the room. Now in this day and age, with the economy as forgiving as it is, few of us suffer with the first world problem of having rooms so large they feel uncomfortable. How then does the everyday man create the optical illusion of space within a relatively already ‘cosy’ room?

How to create space with colour

While colour plays a very vital part to making his illusion possible, it is also necessary to know how best to paint the room in order to add to the illusion. When painting, paint both the ceiling as well as the walls the same colour. By doing this, you are enabling your eye to travel continuously around the space, making the room appear more spacious. When you use different colours in a room, this automatically creates barriers within the space, causing your eye to stop and focus at a particular point.

Now, down to the nitty gritty with regards to colours. When choosing colours for your smaller space, the lighter, cooler hues will be in your favour if it is space you are going for. Stick to soft tones of blues and greens for the optimum effect. Try also to coordinate your wall and furniture colours, as once again this will continue the optical illusion of on-going monochrome. Finally, to best accentuate your colour scheme, le the light in! place a few lamps in strategic places if you are unlucky enough to not get the bay window apartment.

Knowing which colours suit your space best is really our job. At Warrior Paints, we will do all we can to ensure you get the best look available for your home. Contac us today to see how we can help you!

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