It’s only natural to reach for white when you’re trying to make a small, dark space feel larger. We’re conditioned to believe that darker colors will make a room feel more enclosed. But some darker shades – such as muted teals, charcoal greys and warm browns can actually add a sense of depth to your space.
Painting woodwork, such as skirting boards, doors and window frames, in a darker hue is another clever way to create the illusion of space in your home. For best results, use satin paint and take a look at our simple steps to get your woodwork looking wonderful.