The colour you choose for any room in your home will make or break the atmosphere you’re trying to achieve. Picking the wrong colours or combination will make a room feel odd, smaller and not a space you want to spend much time in. If you’re interested in making your house look and feel brighter, then here are a few things you should know.

Use Brighter Colours

If you want your home to look brighter, then the first thing you need to do is decide on a bright new wall colour. This will make the room look much bigger as well, but don’t think that you need to stick with whites, beiges or light grays. You can choose whatever colour you want, as long as it’s light in shade and matches your furniture or decor.

Add White Moulding for Depth

If the crown moulding in your home is already white, as is standard, then you can skip this step. However, if you have natural, dark wood moulding that’s making your home feel dark and dated, then consider painting it all white. White mouldings will create the illusion that your walls are much taller than they actually are. If you’re going for a modern look, then use a high-gloss white paint so they reflect more light.

Choose a Monochromatic Colour Palette

Looking to keep all aspects of your walls in the same colour family? Then consider having them painted using monochromatic colours. Painting the trim, walls and ceiling in various tones of the same base colour will bring the elements together, making the room look larger and brighter.

Paint the Ceiling White

The lighter your ceiling appears, the bigger and brighter the room will feel as a whole. A dark ceiling will create the illusion of a shorter room, no matter how tall the walls are. If you don’t fancy white, then a light gray or beige will do the trick just a well.

Choose a High-Quality Paint

The product itself is just as important as the paint colour and finish you decide on. Lower quality paints will give off a chalky effect, making the room look dull and small. Make sure any paint you choose has a little bit of shine in it to reflect more light. Satin or eggshell paint finishes should be reserved for the walls and ceiling, while high-shine paint should be used for the home’s moulding and trim.

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