use of cool colors in the refinished and decorated bedroom with inset photo of space before it was remodeled
Photo: Wendell T. Webber; inset photo by Ryan Benyi
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Cool Shades

Use cool colors to make walls recede. In rooms where paint color makes a decorating statement, choosing cool shades (blues and greens) for the walls expands the space visually. The contrast between the rich, warm hues of the wood window and door trim and the pale lavender on the walls in this master bedroom makes the trim pop and the walls fade away.

TOH Tip: A large landscape painting creates a virtual "window," making a small space appear bigger.

Paint: Valspar
Artwork: Courtesy of Bonni Benrubi Gallery
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