Small space solutions
Got a tiny space to work with like Ross and Vanessa? Well, it doesn’t mean you are limited to painting everything bright white. Here are a few design tips to help you choose the right look for your small space.
- Use colours with high LRV (light reflective value) to bounce light around the space to make the room brighter and appear more spacious
- White is a space creator, but pale blues and greens are calming and enlarge and brighten a space. We used Resene Eighth Lemon Grass on Ross and Vanessa’s tiny living space which really opened up this tiny room.
- Use soft tones of yellow but don’t go too bring or too dark – stick with lemon and creamy yellows.
- Combine sea-foam greens with creams, yellows and greys.
- As long as you adopt the right design concept, darker colours can be really affective in small spaces but stick to neutral darks like black, charcoal, navy blue, chocolate browns, and plums.
- Go for a high-gloss finish on darker elements but keep walls low sheen.
- Paint walls and trims the same colour to make your ceilings appear taller
- Try a metallic fleck on your ceiling (if you dare) to provide interest and make the ceiling appear lighter – there are some really attention-grabbing options in the Resene Metallics and Special Effects range.