I'm a colour expert – the shade to use to make any room appear bigger – and it's not white
A COLOUR whizz has revealed which colour to go for if you want to make a room appear bigger – and it's not white.
It's a well-known fact that white gives the illusion or more space – but what if you want to achieve the same result whilst also infusing your room with a pop of colour?
Luckily, an expert spoke to The Express and revealed that not only is this very much possible but also shared which colour is the best for this.
Tash Bradley is the Director of Interior Design for Lick, a home decor company which specialises in pigment-rich paints in fresh tones.
"When it comes to colours a lovely soft alternative to a neutral are pinks.
"Lick’s Pink 01 and 04 are great for small spaces as they make the room feel warm and welcoming but also help to reflect the light,'' she explained.
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For those who are not so well-versed in the world of colours, Lick Pink 01, Tash said, is a "soft pink with a tiny hint of light grey".
Stronger, but still understated pink, Pink 04, on the other hand, is a "muted pink with a touch of grey".
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Sharing her expertise, Tash revealed: "For inspiration on which colours work best together I’d always suggest turning to nature, as you’ll find the best colour combinations.
"Additionally, taking a look at a colour wheel can be really helpful when it comes to finding colours that work best together, complementary colours such as blue and orange or green and pink.
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"I love pairing Lick’s Pink 02 with Lick’s Green 02, as the combination creates such a joyful and positive space.”
Lick's Pink 02 is a light and dusty pink, whilst Green 02 is a soft sage green.
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There are also other paint tricks to use to make a room appear more spacious.
The best and most effective way to encourage the feeling of space is light rooms.
This is because the colours will encourage light to bounce around the room, giving the illusion of a larger space.
Whether you've opted for cooler tones or warmers ones, light colours make the space feel breezy and open.
Pale tones to go for include white, grey and off-white.
If, on the other hand, you want to add some depth, choose cosier and darker colours, such as deep blue.
Not only will this shade give the room a cocoon feeling, but the dark walls can also make ceilings feel higher, increasing the sense of virtual space.
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Whether you do for dusty pinks or sage greens, painting other features, such as radiators and light switches, to match the wall will make the room feel larger.
Simple yet effective, this trick allows the eyes to move around the room without any interruptions, creating a sense of flowing space.
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