How to choose a colour for a small room? A word of advice from a Cambridge (UK) based painter and decorator


Traditional wisdom holds that pale colours make space visually larger, while darker colours will visually reduce the room. While it is true, Whites and off-whites can look a bit bland and lack character. So, what is the best way to decorate a small room? Well, there is none.  It all depends on what you want the room to look like. You do not have to put up with bland colours or lifeless off-whites just to create space.

The best way to create a stylish room is to hire an interior designer. If you cannot afford one or want to do it yourself, then find a good decorators who will have the knowledge, experience and proper skills to bring your ideas to life. They will be able to tell whether your chosen colour palette will work together or not. Chameleon painters and decorators from Cambridge, UK, have more than 10 years’ experience in helping customers choose the right colour schemes for their homes.

If your room is tiny and lacks natural light, then it would be a good idea to have the walls painted in lighter shades of your favourite colours and coordinate it with bolder splashes of the same colour in furnishings (pillows, throws, rugs or curtains), accessories or paintings. The same effect can be achieved by painting book shelves or the inside of an open bookcase with such bold colour. This would unite the colours of the room and give a cosy feel to it.

As painters and decorators we are often asked to paint feature walls. Even though some interior designers do not think much of this idea, it can work wonders in a small room. Providing the bold colour of the feature wall is coordinated with the other colours, it will visually deepen the room. If you go for this option, please make sure you choose the wall which will be your feature wall wisely. It will draw attention. Therefore, ideally it should be the furthest wall from the door.

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