Friday, February 25, 2011

Big Small Rooms

I was recently reading a journal article about what are the best colors to use in a small room that will give the illusion of the room being larger. The answers were actually very diverse. Some said that lighter colors opened up the room to give it an airy feel. Others said deeper colors would remove the visual of boundaries. I thought it would be interesting to look up the colors that designers suggested. So if you are dealing with a small space, try using one of these colors. I think that stark white and solid black would be too extreme and defeat the purpose. These are collors listed in the House Beautiful article (Pittel, C. (2008). Color for small rooms. House Beautiful, 150(4), 26. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.):

Benjamin Moore
Super White 02

Benjamin Moore
Witching Hour 2120-30

Nomadic Taupe DE6192

Fine Paints of Europe
Delft Blue 4003

Farrow & Ball
Claydon Blue 87

Forrow & Ball
Brinjal 222

Christopher Peacock Paint
Mercury CPP1 18

Benjamin Moore
Horizon 0C-53

Benjamin Moore
Alexandria Beige HC-77

Porter Paints
Fresh Curry 6254-2

Benjamin Moore
Shades of Spring 537

Benjamin Moore
Appalachian Brown 2115-10


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