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23 Stunning Color Tips To Make Your Small Space Feel Much Bigger

Your humble abode is about to get a huge makeover.

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1. Color coding items in your tiny space streamlines the overall look and adds some personality.

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2. It's the easiest way to be intentional with every square inch you have.

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3. The color of your furniture can also help stretch your space.

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4. Acrylic and glass items don't take up any visual residency, so the things on them can take center stage.

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5. If you feel like painting, using a bright, bold color is a big statement way to visually expand the space.

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6. It impedes your eyes from registering the room's actual dimension...aka it seems much bigger.

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7. A tonal color scheme has a cool and sophisticated look that flows together seamlessly.

It's perfect for a tight space and impossible to mess up.
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It's perfect for a tight space and impossible to mess up.

8. Especially for small rooms lacking any interesting architecture, gray walls can add a layer of elegance.

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9. Try balancing the look with pops of bright color or white linens to keep it from getting too dark and closed in.

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10. Richer colors do absorb light, but deep, dark, and cozy may be just the thing you're going for.

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11. And like gray, they vamp up the elegant feel.

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12. If you want to save money on paint, or aren't allowed to paint because you're renting, all white makes rooms feel open and airy.

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13. The lack of color reflects the light and will make your small space open up.

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14. But no matter what bold color you're using (or not using), don't forget to add black.

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15. Black items will ground a small space and make the other colors in the room appear crisp and clear.

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16. Similar to stripes on your clothes, vertical stripes will elongate a room.

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17. Cool colors lift warm colors up and can transform your 6-foot ceilings to look mile high.

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18. Another way to stretch a narrow room, with less paint, is to break up the lines.

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19. This small workshop gives a whole new meaning to bringing in the outdoors.

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20. You can widen a room with a pop of color in an unexpected place.

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21. Or, if you're sharing your small space with a partner, mixing unexpected prints.

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22. As long as you're connecting the prints to other items in the room, it will feel cohesive, not random.

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23. And, if your tiny room is lacking natural light, yellow is an easy way to add some sunshine.

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Still not sure what color will be right for your pad? Take this fun quiz and find out!

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