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Color has an important place in our lives, we have to deal with it on a daily basis. It gives you a certain feeling and can create a spatial effect. For example, if you are in a room with cool colors like blue, you will feel colder than in a room with the same temperature with warm colors such as orange and red. Dark colors make a space seem much smaller than light colors, this gives a spatial effect. This is because a dark color absorbs a great deal of the light and hardly reflects light, while light colors reflect more of the light. Color does a lot with a space and that is why it is important to apply the right colors. Spaces that lie to the north or the east do not receive much sunlight and can best be given warm colors. If your room is in the east or south, you can safely use cold tones.

Here are a few practical tips to influence the spatial effect of a room:

Let a small room look bigger

Use light colors for the walls and give the ceiling a slightly lighter shade. By using shiny paint or furniture, the light is reflected better and the space seems even bigger.

Let a room appear to be higher

Paint the ceiling in a lighter color than the walls and avoid wallpaper or color accents with horizontal lines.


Let a room appear to be lower

To make a room appear lower, you do the opposite. You use a dark color on the ceiling. Horizontal accents on the walls can also make the ceiling appear to be lower.


Let a long space appear to be shorter

Use a dark shade on the back wall of the room. This ensures that the wall is visually closer and the distance seems to be smaller.

Let a narrow space appear to be wider

Use a light color on the narrow walls and a darker color on the wider walls. This way you can positively influence the sense of space.

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