There’s a lot of advice out there on how best to paint a small space. A cursory Google search will yield a ton of seemingly contradictory rules telling us in turns to: paint small rooms all white. Or in warm, rich colors. Or in dark, cozy ones. Which rules apply? Well, they all can apply, according to the particulars - such as light, function, ceiling height - of a room. And when it comes to making even the smallest space your own, there are no rules any way.
“To determine the best treatment for a small room, factors include: context and function of the room, the mood one is trying to achieve, the natural light and the type, placement and amount of artificial light. We look at the sight lines, and of course, its height,” says Amy Krane, of Amy Krane Color, an Architectural Color Consultant.
And another thing? “We are not, by any design trick, going to fool ourselves or anyone else into thinking a very small space is a very large space! Embrace what you have - you really need to love your space,” says color consultant, Debra Kling.