Enhancing a small space with smart use of colour

If you have a small room in your home, you may be looking for decorating ideas to make it seem bigger. If you are struggling to find the right colours and shades, there are a few tricks and tips to help you create the illusion of space in a small room.

Most people may assume that painting a small space in one colour will render it even more confined, when in fact the completely opposite effect can be achieved. By using a calming, neutral and consistent colour on the walls, skirtings and cabinets, you can create a calming effect that totally detracts attention away from the room size.

White is fantastic for enhancing a sense of space. It is light, bright and has a clearing effect. It successfully reflects the light and makes the walls appear to retreat, which makes a room seem bigger. You can choose from a varied selection of shades such as white pinks, greens and blues. Do not be afraid to opt for white in its purest form too, as it offers a light and airy atmosphere.

Many designers believe that dark colours can disintegrate the edges of a small room. Try a deep grey in high gloss for light reflection and spatial magic. Pairing the grey with crisp and clear white frames and mouldings will offer the perfect contrast.

Shadows can work wonders in a spatially challenged area. Deep colours such as blues, greens and reds create depth perception that offers the room a certain liveliness. Sandy colours are soothing, they make a room feel warm and give it a sense of continuity, particularly when used on the ceilings. They give a small room the ideal backdrop as the neutral walls recede and draw attention to the furniture rather than the size of the room.

When you need a professional painter and decorator in Cambridge to help you make the most of even the smallest space, we are here to help. We take a contemporary approach to our work and offer helpful advice and recommendations, no matter how large or small the room. We have vast knowledge of colours and materials and we will help you select the perfect colours to enhance your limited space.