We’ve all taken the color optical illusion test and understand that the use of colors can trick the eye and mind. When designing your space use these color tricks.
A room with filled with dark wood furniture? Use an area rug with vibrant colors and patterns. Accent with a window treatment of coordinated colors and fabric on tabletops. These will soften the hard, flat texture look of the furniture and its boxiness.
A long, dark hallway with many doors? Paint the ceiling a light color. Paint each door a coordinated light color or be bold and paint each door a contrasting color. Install lighting that will let the colors you select live.
Walls that appear too tall for a room? Add molding a foot or more below the ceiling and paint both the upper part of the wall and ceiling a slightly darker color than the wall.
For a room that appears to short, use a lighter color above the molding and ceiling.
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