That is the ultimate question when it comes to small spaces. One school of thought says that white walls make your room appear brighter, and thus larger. Other decorators insist that a healthy dose of color is the best way to treat quarters that are too close for comfort. So which side is right? We’ll let you be the judge.
In any size space, color is an important consideration in your room's overall design.
The palette you choose can go a long way toward creating the look you want, whether it's a serene bedroom or a bold living space. Since your walls make up such a large part of the visual landscape of your home, there's no ignoring this color conundrum.
First, let's look at the effect white has in a small setting. Simple, tranquil and as neutral as they come, white is quite easy to work into your decor. Scientifically speaking, it's also the brightest of hues, since it reflects light. So the white team does have a point there. A bright space will naturally feel less claustrophobic, but there's also a risk of it feeling overly sterile and unwelcoming (hint: opt for a warmer, tinted white instead of bright white).
The key to creating a successful design with white is to own it. Make your white walls an active part of your design, giving your paint choice an air of intentionality. One of our favorite ways to do that is using a tone-on-tone look with white furniture
, walls and decor. Instead of using color to add interest, this approach relies on variations in texture and dimension, such as a plush shag rug
and an x-style headboard that creates a perception of depth. The result is a stunning yet serene room that anyone would love.