Were you ever obsessed with optical illusions as a kid? Still pictures that looked like they were moving and strange patterns that magically transformed into 3D images – illusions are a lot of fun, but they are also a powerful interior design tool.
In this article, we’ll show you how paint changes a room. What you paint and the colour you choose can completely transform your perspective, opening or closing a space, elongating or shortening a space, and so on.
Let’s get started.
The mind-bending power of paint
The image above, which we found on Reddit, is a fantastic representation of how paint changes a room.
Let’s start in the top-left corner. About 90 per cent of our customers go for all white walls in their interiors. Why? Because it’s light, bright, and expansive. White reflects, rather than absorbs, light, which can help a space appear larger than it is. For this reason, white walls and ceiling are an excellent choice for smaller rooms, as well as airy, open plan living spaces.
Now, let’s look at the top middle image: the walls and ceiling are contrasted, with the ceiling being a lighter colour. This creates a cosier atmosphere while enhancing the feeling of vertical space. Remember, anywhere you put white will appear larger, more expansive, and further away.
Finally, let’s examine the bottom-right image. The feature wall – which is darker than the rest of the walls and ceiling – feels closer. The room becomes shorter, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Drawing a wall forward can help a large room feel intimate and cohesive. It’s also a popular choice in the bedroom, where warmth and cosiness reign supreme.
How should I paint my walls?
How you paint your walls has a huge impact on the look and feel of your interior. Deciding which technique to go for is about so much more than picking what you think will look good and hoping for the best – it’s about creating a functional and attractive space.
All of our clients have access to a professional colour consultant that guides them through the decision-making process. With an expert by your side, you can create your dream home while making the most of the space you have.
Talk to professional painters
If you’d like to take advantage of our complementary colour consultant, get in touch today. Our team would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and help you bring your vision to life.
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