How to Visually Enlarge a Small Room? 7 Examples of Using Wall Colors

Of course it’s not possible to move the walls and make a room bigger (I’m leaving out knocking out a wall), but there are a few tricks that use the optical illusion, so in a few moments you’ll make a small room quickly bigger. You just need to know what colors, patterns and schemes to stick to!

Walls and Ceiling In the Same Color

In a bright environment, it is a good idea to use a darker or colored floor. This will give the impression of “pushing” the walls apart and the room will appear visually taller and wider.

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Dark Back Wall

Choosing a darker color for the back wall will make the room feel “shorter” by visually expanding the room. This is ideal for narrow, long rooms.

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Bright Back Wall

Another way to “pull apart” the side walls is to reduce the depth of the room. This can be achieved by using a bright color to highlight the back wall.

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Dark Ceiling

Choosing a saturated color not only for the floor, but also for the ceiling will help create the impression of a wide room. However, this experiment will also make the room appear lower.

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Back Wall and Ceiling Darker

Using the same color scheme for the back wall and ceiling makes the room appear longer, visually increasing its depth
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Side Walls to Elevate a Room

If low ceilings are an issue, you can remedy this by choosing bright, saturated colors for the ceiling and for the floor of the room. This will visually reduce the depth and width in favor of height.

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Way to Elevate Ceiling

In some rooms, ceilings can appear too high. Sometimes horizontal stripes will make the ceiling appear lower while slightly reducing the depth of the room

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Decrease a Room

Walls and ceiling in one, darker color, will optically reduce our entire room. This solution should be avoided if we want our room to seem larger.

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All Options at One Panel

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