Can I make my floor look bigger with paint? Are intense colors forbidden in small apartments? What color do I paint the baseboards? What is the candy effect? We consult with paint and color experts and we solve all your doubts!
WHY CHOOSE LIGHT COLORS ON SMALL FLOORS?
Because they expand the space in small apartments, they give light and are timeless. Light colors reflect light more and this makes the space acquire more volume and appear larger. In addition, they do not condition the decoration so much, something that does occur with intense colors, and being tinted by white, they transmit more calm and relax than the most intense and saturated. In addition, they are tireless.
AND IF I LIKE INTENSE COLORS, HOW CAN I INCORPORATE THEM IF MY APARTMENT IS SMALL?
If you want to paint with intense color, let it be cold and muted (blue, gray, or green). Very bright and very warm tones dwarf the space. Another option is to put only one wall of intense color and paint the rest a light tone or white. The wall of intense color could be the back of the sofa or the headboard of the bed. Make a wainscot with paint: up to 110-120 cm use the dark color and the light one, above.
IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GO FOR A MONOCHROME LOOK?
The visual continuity transmits harmony and visual amplitude. So in small apartments, it is a success. And if you want to put a contrasting color, so that it is not too monotonous, reserve it for a wall. Besides, it is a trend.
WHAT PAINT FINISH IS BEST FOR SMALL FLOORS?
The paints with a silky finish reflect more light than matte ones, thus increasing the perception of spaciousness. However, the irregularities of the wall are more perceived. So it will be very important to do previous work on that wall.
WHAT IS THE CANDY EFFECT? AND WHY IS IT A GOOD OPTION IN SMALL SPACES?
It is the effect that is achieved by unifying the walls and the ceiling with the same light color: the limits of the room are diluted and visually you gain a feeling of spaciousness. That is why in small spaces it is a success.
CAN COLOR HELP ME GAIN VISUAL HEIGHT?
If you paint the ceiling in a much lighter tone than that used on the walls, you will be able to visually move it away from the floor. With this you will give more feeling of height and, in turn, you will gain amplitude.