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What color to choose

I have a very small home that needs a paint job. I never know what color to choose. Can anyone give me some advice on colors that will make this small home look not so small?

A. Spruce
Re: What color to choose

Don't they have the color "bigger house"? I'm pretty sure it's one of the Behr colors. :p

Lighter colors are less claustrophobic than dark, so stick with lighter shades. Having said that, there is no cure for a small house except an addition or getting a bigger house.

jkirk
Re: What color to choose

what he said.. ... stinking american:D

A. Spruce
Re: What color to choose
jkirk wrote:

what he said.. ... stinking american:D

Hey, I tried to give you props, Behr started out as a Canukistanionian company ... ;);):D

dj1
Re: What color to choose

Contact interior designers, they work for living and they can make any small house look twice as big.

Fencepost
Re: What color to choose

Besides light colors, proper lighting that minimizes shadows can help, too.

KBBatenhorst
Re: What color to choose

I have a very small house as well, many of my walls are a dark, chocolate brown, and it didn't necessarily make my house look smaller. If I could have done it over, I wouldn't have used such a dark paint. A lighter shade will help reflect light in the room, which will make it feel bigger. And you won't feel like you are living in a cave! Brown is my favorite color, so in my next home I may just accent a room with chocolate brown instead of drowned it.

ordjen
Re: What color to choose

A good paint job will actually make your room about 8 mils narrower :)

A. Spruce
Re: What color to choose
ordjen wrote:

A good paint job will actually make your room about 8 mils narrower :)

LOL :D

I'll have to remember that.

ordjen
Re: What color to choose

Sorry Spruce,

Behr was never a product of Canukistan. It was founded in 1947 in Pasadena, California. It is now a part of Masco Corp. of Michigan.

A. Spruce
Re: What color to choose

Maybe so, but how else am I supposed to give our Canukistan members a hard time? Heck, do they even use paint? Aren't they still using igloos and mud huts up there? ;):p

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