Paint Colors that Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

Nov 19, 2016

The right paint color can accomplish more than you think. Not only do paint colors affect your mood, but they can also make a smaller space feel much larger than it is. The traditional white-only rule for small spaces is outdated and not true. You can paint small rooms with many other colors without making the space feel small! Anne Miller, of Miller House Interiors, says that a saturated color can be completely appropriate for small spaces - the key is to balance out the color with softer neutrals so that the room is not overwhelming.

A simple trick like painting the walls and trim the same paint will make your ceilings appear to be taller, since there are no breaks in the trim, says Charlotte Lucas of Charlotte Lucas Interior Design. Here’s a quick roundup of best paint colors for smaller spaces:

Best All-Around Paint Colors:

  • • PPG Paints: Swirling Smoke
  • • Benjamin Moore: Cloud White
  • • Benjamin Moore: Hale Navy
  • • Farrow & Ball: Skylight

Best Paint Colors for Walls and Trims:

  • • PPG Paints: Colonial Aqua
  • • Benjamin Moore: Coastal Fog
  • • Benjamin Moore: Navy Masterpiece
  • • PPG Pains: Stonehenge Greige
  • • PPG Paints: Geyser

Best Accent Colors:

  • • Benjamin Moore: Orange Blossom
  • • Benjamin Moore: Chelsea Gray
  • • Valspar: Indigo Streamer

Best for Creating Space:

  • • Sherwin-Williams: Alabaster
  • • Sherwin-Williams: Hazel