The Right Paint Color Can Grow Your Space

The Right Paint Color Can Grow Your Space

One of the best things about owning property of your own is that you’re able to truly make it your own in every conceivable respect. That’s something that simply isn’t the case when you’re stuck renting property from a landlord. In that scenario, they’re the one with the final say and all of the power in terms of deciding what your property looks like. What’s more, they’re the ones who stand to benefit from any upgrades – like, say, a lovely paint job. When you own property of your own, you’re able to put your own creative twist on things and financially benefit from them.

A fresh paint job can indeed be a great way to add some value to your property, all while offering you a chance to flex your creative muscles and show off to guests and clients. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to find paint colors which make a given space look more spacious and inviting.

Here are few choice colors which can help you “grow your space.”

Softer Tones

One of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a color to make a room more spacious is the hue of the color in question. As a general rule of thumb, the darker the shade, the more difficult it will be to make your room appear more spacious. This is due in part to the fact that lighter tones can reflect light better, which in turn can make a room appear brighter, warmer, airier, and thus more spacious. As such, no matter what color you choose, softer tones are your friend. For that reason, you’ll also want to be careful about using accent colors to complement your main color. While this can look lovely in its own right, darker colors accenting lighter ones can create a “border” of sorts in the mind’s eye of the viewer, potentially undoing what those lighter colors may be doing to make a room appear more spacious.

Off-White Color Schemes

Few colors are a better choice for reflecting light than off-white. Again, the lighter the tone, the better it can typically reflect light, and you can’t get much lighter than off-white. Its being off-white as opposed to pure white can also help avoid a room appearing too stark, clinical, or hospital-like when filled with light.

Cool Blues

If you’d like to add a bit more color to a given space, you might want to consider adding some cool, soft light blues. We tend to associate light blues with the sky, and when you’re looking to make a room appear more spacious, that’s obviously a good association to invoke in the mind’s eye of a viewer.

Light Greens

In addition to those obvious choices, there’s something to be said for lighter greens as well. They’re something of a wild card in this equation. They can have the same kind of association with nature as can a soft cool blue, while simultaneously offering many of the benefits that we see with an off-white paint scheme. They are also typically less common than those other two schemes, meaning that if you’re looking to make your room appear natural, more spacious, and have it stand out a bit as well, this might be the color scheme for you.

In short, you can grow any given space with some choice lightly-colored paint jobs.

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