If you’ve got cramped or dark spaces, chances are you’re looking to make them feel brighter and airier. What’s more, the solution can vary from room to room. We spoke with the experts to learn customized tips and tricks for figuring out how to make your small bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms look and feel bigger with color.
Paint Ideas for Small Bedrooms
A small bedroom can feel stifling and claustrophobic, but with the right paint colors it can become a cozy sanctuary. Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training and author of The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition, says she once got great advice from a designer who worked on New York City apartments: Paint the ceiling like the sky.
“If you emulate the sky, you can keep your walls darker,” she says. “In a bedroom, you may