What color for a living room if we want to enlarge it? Shades of paint in a living room play a role in the impression of volume. Yes without question. To enlarge a living room using color, find out which living room color paintings should be favored and how to combine them to virtually push the walls and obtain an impression of larger space.
Updated July 28, 2015
A color of paint to enlarge a living room
Your living room makes you miserable, it is small and you do you feel cramped there? To increase the impression of space, painting a living room in a light color is an effective first step to bring brightness, but not only. The living room colors in bright shades such as pink, green, yellow… Have the power to reflect light, to combine with all light shades and to add pep’s to the decor from the living room. Similarly, an intense color subtly brought with the painting of the living room brings a dynamic which makes one forget its real dimensions.
Choose a color for the living room
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To enlarge this living room, bright and bright colors blend in a graphic game of lines and shapes to build a nice balance between the pastel gray of the paint, the white of the sofa and the floor. To echo the power of the fushia that lights up the living room, a thin but very effective strip of paint water green color takes up the horizontal of the sofa, emphasizes that formed by the decorative plates and increases the width print. To bring balance and increase the impression of height, a floor lamp is stencilled with the same water green. A soft blue is introduced in touches with the color of the coffee cups, the discreet but present color of one of the book covers and we find this same blue in the decoration of the plates. Subtly composed, the bouquet of flowers takes on the harmony of decorative colors. Color references: Jade Green, Dreamer Blue, Fushia in the Color Cream range at Dulux Valentine.
A linen and turquoise blue living room color that enlarges!
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Another tip for enlarging a living room with color and giving an impression of width to a small room: make a strip of paint of a color in opposition to that of the narrow wall! For the dining area of this small modern living room made of natural colors, the linen-colored wall is “cut” with a strip of bright turquoise blue paint which accentuates the impression of width of the wall and energizes the whole. The photos fixed on the line of the turquoise strip, give the illusion of openings to the outside. Color references: woodwork: Light Linen color paint, The more supported linen on the wall: Caravane des Sables. The turquoise band: Caribbean Blue from the Crème de Couleur range at Dulux Valentine.
The pink color to give depth to the living room
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As if to push the limits of this small living room, the back wall is painted in bright and tender pink to create a strong contrast with the white of the library furniture. The composition of paintings accentuates the effect of contrast and brings an energizing play of bright colors. Paint color reference: Rose Bonne Mine Crème de Couleur range.
Tip to double the surface of a gray living room
Do you like gray in the living room and want to keep a dominant of neutral colors? Bet on the mirrors that will almost double the surface of the living room! In this small living room lacking depth, just touches of red and green brought by the cushions enliven the white sofa and the intense gray walls and give the living room a romantic atmosphere. So to virtually shake up the proportions of the room, a set of mirrors of different shapes and dimensions placed above the sofa and facing the windows allows you to benefit from the brightness and depth brought by the reflection from the outside. Gray wall color reference: Intense Lapland from the Couleurs du Monde range at Dulux Valentine.
Combine green and gray color for a larger living room
To enlarge this living room, a gradient of gray and lavender paint creates an atmosphere of soft color and increases the impression of height under the ceiling and the bright green of the cushions on the pillar of the dining room brings a very trendy dynamic and opens up the living room space. Color references: Wall colors: Gray concrete, spray and trendy gray. Pillar: Eclat de Vert Dulux Valentine Color Cream Range.
Put a contrasting color in the living room
Intense colors can be introduced in a living room provided you use cunning light shades to illuminate the room. A good example here, where the chic and warm red and blue of the wall that structures the space are contrasted with the off-white paint on the door and the light shade of the parquet. Color painting Deep Space Blue, Bronze Red, Yellow Pink Little Greene.