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Painting a Small Place

Submitted by caitlin on Tue, 2010-03-30 19:51

There is a lot of anxiety out there when it comes to trying to paint and decorate a small space. People tend to believe if you are painting a small space the color must be light - this is a myth. Doing a light color may make the space feel brighter but it doesn't make it appear larger. What makes a room feel small is if you choose to do a feature wall. When two different colours meet they draw your eye to them, this creates the illusion that the wall is shorter where the the two come together.

Selecting an Interior Trim Color

Submitted by caitlin on Mon, 2010-03-15 17:16
Picking a trim color can be a delicate task. There are a lot of options out there and about a million off white variations.

Doing a color on your trim can be very creative and fashionable as long as it's done properly. The only safe time to do a color that is darker then the shade on your wall is if you have a really oversized room. This may be beneficial if you have a room that feels overly spacious by making it feel a little bit smaller and cozier.

Tricks to Picking a Ceiling Color

Submitted by caitlin on Tue, 2010-03-09 00:14

When picking a ceiling color there are a lot of factors to try to keep in mind. The trickiest factor is always lighting. As a rule of thumb always remember that the color chip you are looking at or a color on a wall will look about a shade darker on most standard ceilings (this may not be the case for vaulted rooms). This happens because light doesn't hit your ceiling the same way it would a wall. If you are trying to get your ceiling to be the same color as your wall you will probably have to get your paint tinted at least 10% lighter to allow for the change in lighting.