8 Tips to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

8 Tips to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger
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If you want to maximize the look and feel of your small kitchen, you can play with a wide variety of shades and hues besides white and neutrals.

Even the tiniest of kitchens can feel much bigger with the right paint colors. So, if you’re wondering how to add a little more design interest and room to your tiny home, you can start by upgrading your current color scheme.

1. Colors that enhance space

In a small space, do you keep things bright, white and consistent, or do you mix and match a wide spectrum of shades, including even dramatic charcoal tones?

Colors influence the impression of space. Colors with a lot of white will naturally reflect light, making the room appear larger and brighter.

Don’t limit yourself to bright white or cream. 

Even light greens, yellows, blues, and grays can work well. 

Try to make the cabinet doors and walls one consistent color, no matter what color you choose. As a result, the eye no longer stops at any visual barriers, therefore making the room appear larger than it is.

2. Pastels

Think of pastel colors as the new neutrals when adding color to your small space. Warm pastel hues can infuse color without being overwhelming.

3. Go dark

In a space with lots of natural light, there’s no reason not to mix things up by including dark colors.

If you want to make your space feel larger, you can use all dark colors. You can, for instance, use an all-black color scheme and the blacks will blend to create a sense of void that makes the room appear larger than it is. 

Hues like dark gray and navy can work well in a small space as long as there’s lots of natural light.

4. Bold colors

For small rooms, light colors and neutrals are always a good option, but you don’t have to give up bold colors just because you want the room to seem bigger – just balance out the bold color with neutrals.

5. Choose sharp colors

Pick colors that are sharper instead of dull. Combinations of colors with negative space between them enhance the openness and clarity of the space.

6. Color unexpected accents

Add color to a radiator, a bookshelf, or a windowsill to add excitement and depth to a room. Paint the foyer or hallway dark, then paint the living room lighter shades, which will make the room feel more spacious.

7. Connect Spaces With Shades of Color

A pattern repeated across different rooms can unify them. Small touches – a pillow that matches a lampshade material, a mirror that echoes the style of a side table – can all add up to a cohesive design.

8. Experiment with color

Finally, before committing to any color, experiment first with 2 ounce samples of a paint color that you love.

Most of us have purchased paint only to discover later the look we were going for wasn’t quite right. Fortunately, it’s an easy enough fix, but it will require patience.

Apply the paint sample to your wall and wait until it’s fully dry. Pay attention to what it looks like in both natural and artificial light to be sure that you love it. A 2 ounce sample should cover a space of around one by two feet, which is a better option than a tiny 2 x 2 square!

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Source: Zen of Zada

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