Choosing interior paint colors can be tricky, especially if the room is very large. Choosing the wrong color can overwhelm the space and can make the room look cut off from the surrounding areas. Luckily, there are several simple tips and tricks you can utilize color to make your larger room fit perfectly into the rest of the house.
Here are a few simple dos and don'ts to remember when choosing a color scheme for your home's larger rooms.
Do Choose White If You Want to Highlight Your High Ceilings or Architectural Details
When in doubt, opting for white is a great option. This is especially true if you have high ceilings and a lot of architectural details in the space. White will make the space seem open and inviting. Lighter colors also work amazingly in spaces with a lot of natural light. Add color to the room through decorative finishing touches.
For example, you can utilize furniture, throw pillows, or drapes to add a splash of color to the bigger room. The best part of using white or a shade of white is that if you are selling the home in the future, the space will appeal to more buyers.
Don't Only Utilize Darker Colors in Bigger Rooms
Using darker green, red, blue, or even black colors is a fun way to make a bold statement. However, if you only use darker colors, it can make even a larger space feel claustrophobic. Instead, paint the bulk of your walls a lighter color and use a darker hue to add some bold accents to the room. For example, you can use a darker shade for the trim color, or you can even use a dark color to create an accent wall.
Do Pull Inspiration From the Decorative Pieces in the Space
Look at the decorative pieces in your room to find inspiration for the colors in your larger room. For example, choose a shade of light green or light blue that is complementary to a couch or a painting you love.
Don't Overlook the Importance of Asking a Professional
Finally, if you are simply lost and are worried about choosing a color that will overwhelm the space, don't hesitate to ask a professional for help. In addition to painting the space, a professional interior painter is a great source of information about the best color and paint finish for every room in your home, no matter what the size.
From steering clear of dark colors to asking a professional for help, remember these simple dos and don'ts when choosing an interior paint color for a larger room.
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