Designer Secrets About Colors
The rule in interior decoration according to which small rooms don’t take experimenting with wall colors is not existing anymore. Just relax, and use colors to bring life and a unique feel into a small space, but also use tricks to enhance it.
A lot of interior designers agree that when choosing colors for small spaces, there are really in essence no rules. The thing that is important is that the apartment speaks of your personality, that you feel comfortable in it, and that you like it. Still, you should keep in mind that certain strategies will achieve those goals for you.
Playing with colors in an apartment is a great and cheap way of decoration an interior, and the advantage of this is that with little effort, you can completely change your apartment into a desired feel.
The effect of dim and light shades
Have in mind that dim colors absorb light and have the tendency of making the space smaller by visually bringing the walls in. But, darker colors in details don’t cover a big surface, so they can give depth to the space. Shades in the middle of a certain pallet that aren’t too strong, but not too pale either, are a great choice, because they give life to smaller spaces.
Those are the tones that have a great impact when paired with white. For example, lilac is a color with a stronger base that is mixed with white, to get that lilac, more pale flavour.
A color that is mixed with white creates a peaceful atmosphere, gives light to the space, and makes small spaces visually larger, because it draws the walls further away from each other. The same effect is created when you open your window blinds, and let more light inside your space.
Color in details in unusual places
The space behind the shelves, around windows, or some other unusual spots, you should paint in a favorite shade, and thus give depth to the space. If you have a small hallway after your entrance, the walls in it can be painted with your favoriteshade that can be gradually made light while inching towards the end of the hallway.
Contrasting walls in different colors
Although some interior designers don’t like this idea, some do advise that you should not be afraid to use bold colors in the interior. Slightly darker colors on one of the walls can make the space look much bigger than it actually is.
Details blended with the colors of the walls
Just like different wall colors can visually divide, the same details tones in the room in the color of the walls can unite a small space.
In small spaces, such a designer game can do a lot. Cushions that have a color that match with the lamp color and blend in with the color of the walls or curtains can give a truly amazing designer atmosphere in the space.
Expand your space with stripes
Coloring your walls in stripes is another way of playing with color that can visually extend and make the space bigger, depending on how you set up the stripes. If you don’t want to do it yourself, you can always hire someone else, or just use wallpaper.