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How Your Painting Contractor Can Change the Feel of a Room February 22, 2018

East Mountian, Waterbury
How Your Painting Contractor Can Change the Feel of a Room, Waterbury, Connecticut

Is there a room in your home which feels too large, cramped, or just plain boring? A good painting contractor can help you solve the problem. Painting a room can change its atmosphere with just a few simple tricks. Here’s your guide to using paint to transform your living spaces. 

The Basic Principle

If you’ve ever seen an optical illusion, you know how shapes and colors can play tricks on your eyes. The same is true in your home. By painting a space with a darker color, your painting contractor can make it look smaller, and by using light colors, they can make it look larger. You can use this trick to make a tiny bathroom appear spacious, or a large family room feel cozier. 

Painting ContractorApplications

If you have a room with a low ceiling, your painting contractor will likely recommend using mid-to-dark tones for the walls and a light color for the ceiling. This will visually elevate the ceiling and make the room feel bigger. Doing the opposite can make a space feel less empty.

On the other hand, if the problem is a long, narrow room, your painting contractor will recommend painting the end walls slightly darker than the sides. The color difference may not be readily visible, but it will create the illusion of more balanced proportions in the room.

Creating Visual Interest

You can also use patterns and accent colors to make a room seem more interesting while evening out its proportions. Vertical stripes create height while horizontal ones amplify length, and you can use them to develop an attractive color palette for the whole room. Accent colors or a subtly different shade can make interesting features like ceiling molding pop. If you’d rather downplay these features, you can paint everything the same color. If there’s a part of your home you particularly like or dislike, talk to your home improvement contractor about it—they’ll have a trick to highlight or downplay that aspect of the room.


Talk to your painting contractor about color choices that will make your rooms more attractive so you can get more enjoyment out of your home. Armend’s Painting and Home Improvement serves Hartford, CT with a variety of contracting, remodeling, and painting services. Whether you need a specialist for a redecorating project or a redesign of your kitchen or bathroom, they are eager to work with you. Get in touch at (203) 597-7179 or online to discuss your project.

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