Question I have a very small bedroom I want to decorate for use as a guest room and also for grand kids when they come, which is often. I am going to get new carpet and paint. What colors and painting methods make a room look larger?
Answer Stay with a neutral shade of your favorite color. (There is a neutral for every color.) As for painting methods, the overall space appears larger when you continue the wall color up onto the ceiling. That way, your eye does not stop between wall and ceiling. I've found that medium to dark shades tend to visually recede the walls too.
Consider something as simple as "wheat" or "Khaki" (taupe - Glidden's Toasty Grey) or something as daring as medium shade of your favorite color. Treat the walls the same throughout the space, and if you opt to paint your ceiling something other than white, use either your wall color or a "toned" down shade of your wall color.
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