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The Best Colors to Use in Small Homes

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  • Posted By Marika 2-20-18

If you have a smaller home, you may think you are bound to only using white and beige shades in order to not make it appear larger. However, there are multiple different colors you can incorporate into your home that will give you the appearance of a larger residence. Here are a few options of different colors you can use in a small home.

Taupe

home with taupe paint The Best Colors to Use in Small Homes
Taupe can be used in more than just one way. Paint your walls with this shade and include it in the decor you currently have. Pair this beautiful hue with a bold shade or two to truly bring the entire decor together. There is no better way to do this than to use a bold hue such as yellow, orange, or blue.

Taupe is an excellent overall color for any size home. It is chic, trendy and adds a dimensional feature to the living space. This color works best in the kitchen, home office, or even in the living room. The key is to pair it with other light hues and to allow the room to have lots of natural light.

Hazel

hazel hue in the kitchen The Best Colors to Use in Small Homes
The kitchen may seem like it is the last place you may want to use such a bold shade in. However, it will have a charming effect in the kitchen space, especially when it is used on counters and/or the kitchen island. Pair it with light hues or metallics for the best outcome.

This greenish-blue color is not only beachy but its classic as well. The color plays well with multiple different hues which is always a plus. Pair it with bold, richer shades for a contrast that is hard to miss. This shade works well in the foyer, kitchen, or guest bedroom.

Griffin

Griffin is such a unique shade that it will mesmorize you all at the same time. The richness of the color works well in the bedroom because it is relaxing and calming all at the same time. Pair the shade with metallics to bring out different hues throughout the color.

Griffin is best described as a dark chocolate shade with hints of gray and taupe. The color is a commanding hue that adds richness and dimension. The key to working with this color is pairing it with creamy softer shades. Additionally, you want to only use this color on an accent wall for the best outcome. This color is perfect for the library space or even the living room.

Pastel Blue

Take it a step further and use this color in your dining room space for a feminine charm that flows throughout. The idea is to have the color become the center of the decor. Emphasis the color by adding soft hues that standout on their very own without disrupting the decor you have.

There is nothing quite like adding shades of pastel blue to a home. The notoriously beautiful color works well in any space it is placed in, not only that but the color is extremely pliable. Choose a lighter shade of pastel blue for a softer take or a darker version of this shade for a richer, bolder feel. This hue works well in a bedroom or even in the bathroom.

Gray

Gray works well in any room because of how broad the color is. The color works exceptionally well in the kitchen area as it will give the space a chic appearance. It is also a great way to brighten up an all-white kitchen with just the right amount of color.

The key to working with gray hues is having bright, crisp white all around the space. The crisp white shades instantly lighten this hue and give it a charming effect. You want the gray to feel soft and charming not stuffy and cold. Choose a gray hue with a purple or blue undertone. This is an excellent overall color which means it will work well in any room in the residence.

Oriental Red

Red may seem like a difficult hue to work with but it is quite the contrary. The bold hue works great in any space it is paired in, especially in a neutral room. The key is using it in small doses, having an accent wall and decorating around it works best.

Yes, you read that correctly red hues work well in any space of a home. The reason being they are rich and fun with a twist of modern. The key to working with red hues is knowing which shades work best and where. You want to use hues that are less bold and have richer undertones. Doing so will bring life to the space while still being multi-dimensional. Pair this shade in all rooms with great lighting.

Deep Purple

The deep purple hue works extremely well in an entryway because of how much texture and drama it adds. The idea is to make the space appear more put together without making it look smaller. The added drama will get the job done. Pair this hue with crisp white hues for the best outcome.

This regal shade is everything you have dreamed of and more. The hue is not for the faints of hearts or for the homeowner who wants to have a simple space. This color commands your attention as soon as you enter. It also shifts colors depending on the lighting you use. The brighter the lights the darker the color will appear. However, if you use bright lights the hue will significantly lighten up.

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