So you’ve decided to update your small room. Whether it’s a half bath, an office, or perhaps a small bedroom, it can be difficult to choose paint colors for such a room. We know you’re excited to see some updates in your Virginia home, but before painting day arrives, there are a few things to consider to be sure you’ve chosen the right paint for your room. Let our team at Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations, Inc. put your mind at ease with these three caveats to watch out for when choosing interior paint.
Dark ColorsWhen you’re painting a small room, you generally don’t want to use dark colors. Dark colors seem closer than they actually are, so unless you want your room to feel dark, tiny, and claustrophobic, don’t opt for dark paint. On the contrary, use light, neutral colors, such as beige, gray, or cream, or gentle shades of blue or green.
Intense ColorsBright or intense colors have the same effect as dark colors: they make the walls feel closer. Therefore, avoid bright colors like red, electric blue, and orange in small rooms. Instead, focus on colors that are gentle on the eyes. They do not have to be boring colors, but they should be those that tend to fade back rather than jump out at you.
Contrast pops out, drawing attention to specific features. In bigger rooms, sharp contrasts provide visual interest and definition to the space. However, striking contrasts in a small room will make the walls feel closer to you and the room feel even smaller that it actually is. Accent walls or boldly-colored trim can have this “closing-in” effect. In a small room, consider painting your trim the same color as the walls, or a gentle white. Also, you can paint the ceiling the same color as the walls, but a few shades lighter. That will provide a beautiful look to the ceiling, and avoid making it feel like the lid of a box.
Want more info on interior painting services and how to choose your paint? Contact Gemini Wallcovering & Renovations of Springfield, VA, today at (571) 501-1405. We have helped countless homeowners in Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington to update their homes with interior painting, wallcoverings, home improvement, wallpaper removal, and more.