On the Couch With Sonu Mathew
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Dark Paint Tricks
Do dark colors really make a space seem smaller?
Dark colors don’t necessarily make a space seem smaller; they can make a room more cozy and intimate or even make it seem more vast, depending on the way they are used. Have you ever noticed that restaurants will often paint their ceilings close to black to make the ceiling visually “disappear.”
It can be a way to open up the space when you have a great amount of light coming into your room. If you use dark colors that are warm in tone (maroons, deep mustards, chocolate browns), the color will feel like it’s coming into the room and making the room more intimate. However, when you use cooler dark hues like a deep blue or green, the colors will feel as if they’re receding and open up the space.
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