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The Top 3 Interior Paint Ideas to Make Your Rooms Look Larger

Creating a feeling of spaciousness and openness can boost your mood and increase your home’s value. If you have the right interior paint colours, you can transform a cramped space into an airy oasis. Here’s how: 

1. Opt for light neutrals

Lighter colours like soft whites, creams and grays (like our Picket Fence, Sticky Rice, or Lace) can make rooms appear brighter and give the illusion of space. This is especially helpful in cramped areas or rooms without peak daytime light. Paint the ceiling a lighter shade than the walls to elevate your space and make your ceilings appear higher. 

2. Incorporate a monochromatic colour scheme

Select one colour and use its various shades throughout the room. This approach isn’t limited to your walls – integrate the colours into furnishings and accents. Monochromatic schemes blur boundaries and maximize space by establishing continuity and flow from wall to floor to furniture. 

3. Add accents

Stick to lighter tones overall but add strategic accents to impart depth and dimension. An accent wall in a slightly deeper shade can create visual interest and provide a focal point for the room. 

What to Avoid:

  • Dark colours that absorb light and shrink the perceived size of a room
  • Busy patterns or competing textures that add visual clutter
  • Extreme contrasts between walls and trim that break the flow of a room and call attention to its lack of space

To make a room appear spacious, choose your décor and interior paint colours wisely. Incorporate lighter shades, monochromatic schemes and strategic accents to unlock the potential of your small spaces.   

Visit Cloverdale Paint and discover the transformative power of our interior paint.