Paint the room and enlarge it and bright, we have a wonderful painting resource, yes paint your walls.

When I say room, I actually mean any space: bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, living rooms, hallways, corridors, etc.

Simple by painting the walls in a certain way, we can efficiently and remarkably make our room look more spacious and also far brighter.

And we’ll see that next, 5 ways to paint a room for visual augmentation.

I leave you a video in which I explain this to you 5 techniques that you can easily apply. If you don’t want to watch the video below it you have text with pictures where I tell you step by step.

5 ways to paint a room to make it bigger and brighter

1. Paint everything white

Small room painted green

Photo Blog Cute Beasts

When we enter a space with walls painted in one color and the ceiling in another, we set a limit to our eye.

This makes the space look smaller. More defined. See the following image:

Paint your room to make it look bigger: The color border from the ceiling to the wall

The moment you enter this bedroom, the eye notices a certain boundary that visually limits the size of the space between the walls and the ceiling.

And not only that, but the choice of dark green, unlike white, makes the bedroom look smaller.

But before I explain why, take a look at the following bedroom painted in white:

Small room painted white

Design and photography by The Faux Martha Instagram @thefauxmartha

There are no limits pictures between the ceiling and the walls, the bedroom becomes spacious and also bright.

And this is the second thing I wanted to tell you about white.

White is the color that reflects the highest percentage of sunlight; about 80%.

What does that mean a bedroom painted in white will be brighter than another bedroom painted in any color.

There are exceptions, and you can see them here to know if your room is one of them.

But if not, painting your room or any other space with white paint, ceiling and walls, will visually make it look much more spacious and brighter.

If you don’t like white and want to paint your room, you’re interested in the following:

2. Paint with cool colors to expand the space

Chromatic circle of cold and warm colors

Cool colors, unlike warm colors, they have a specialty they absorb more light than they reflect.

To find out what cool colors are, you just need to look at the color wheel.

This means that the space where the walls are painted with cool colors they will create a return effect, as if “moving away”, making the space visually gain depth and greater visual amplitude.

Take a look at this bedroom we see below. We will first see it painted with a very saturated warm color and then a cool color, so we will see the difference.

Bedroom painted in warm colors

I added a powerful yellow hue with a lot of saturation. Below you can see the same bedroom with cool colors on the walls:

Bedroom painted in cool colors

Doesn’t it make you feel like it’s expanding? Or, on the contrary, does it not give you the feeling that the yellow bedroom is oppressive and more ornate, as if the walls are higher?

So if you want to add color to any space in your home, but you want to to create a feeling of spaciousness, you can use cool tones.

Also, cool colors are soothing colors, which is perfect for the bedroom. Here you can see the 22 most relaxing colors.

If painting all the walls seems excessive to you, the next thing is for you.

3. Paint an accent wall to make a larger room

Paint the accent wall to make more space

Painting an accent wall is another of the most effective ways you can do this paint the room and make it look bigger.

Take an example:

In one bedroom, we paint the wall of the headboard, which is located at the back of the bedroom, a cool color.

We leave the rest of the walls white or add very gentle neutral tones like gray.

When we enter the bedroom our eye will immediately go to the back wall.

From there we will create a “tunnel” or “pipe” effect, giving the bedroom visual depth, and making it visually wider. Check out this bedroom:

Bedroom with accent wall to enlarge

The moment we enter this bedroom, our eyes go towards the back wall, so we force it to gain depth, visually increasing its size.

Although in this case we could accentuate the wall with warm colors, as we have already seen, cooler tones work better because the walls seem to “move away”, gaining depth.

We can create the effect of spaciousness not only with ordinary colors. We can also use some painting techniques:

4. Paint the stripes to make more space

Surely sometimes, when you wore a T-shirt with horizontal stripes, you looked wider, didn’t you?

That’s because we run the eye from left to right, following the lines of the T – shirt and we get depth in width.

Well the same principle we can apply it to the walls to make it look wider.

So if you want the wall to look wider, you can paint horizontal stripes, as in this bedroom we see below:

The bedroom is painted with horizontal stripes to make it visually larger

In this bedroom, without us being aware of it, and as a reflex action, our eyes look at it from left to right, making it wider than it is.

It is an effect that works very well.

And not only would the room or any other space look wider, but even more so if we paint vertical stripes:

Painting vertical stripes to enlarge the bedroom

As in the previous example, our eyes also follow the stripes, in this case vertical, which is why we look from top to bottom, and increasing the ceiling height.

If you are interested in this effect, here you can see how to increase the ceiling to see other effective solutions and ideas.

And if you want to paint stripes and are looking for ideas, here you can see 30 ideas for painting striped walls.

Now let’s move on to the following way of painting a room to make it look bigger:

5. Sloping ceilings, painted in the same color as the walls

This solution is for pitched roofs such as attics or lofts.

In these cases, when the walls are very low due to the slope of the gable roof or a single slope, it is best to paint the walls and ceiling the same color.

Check out the attic bedroom below:

Bedroom in the attic with low walls

Photography Kaczorkowy Life

The wallpaper is placed on the walls, creating, as we saw in the first point, a border for the eye.

In this case, moreover, since the walls are so low, we still make the bedroom smaller.

Now look at this second bedroom:

Bedroom in the attic with walls painted in the same color as the ceiling

Design and photography by Amy Wilson Interiors

It has lower walls than the previous one. Much lower.

But when it is painted the same color as the ceiling, the eye does not perceive so much border or contrast and we create the feeling that the space is wider.

And as you can see, it is not necessary to use white, but you can use other colors.

Of course, the clearer the better.

Please see more solutions 17 ideas to make your room look bigger in one day.

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