How paint can shape a room

How paint can shape a room

The way you paint or choose for our professionals to paint your room will have a big impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Different ways of painting walls can completely change a room, transforming the perception that you have of it – no matter if it is a bedroom, bathroom, living room or office space.

Today, we are going to share some tips and tricks on how to make your rooms feel bigger, longer, shorter or even feel more positive and calm (all with paint!). Don’t want to get your hands dirty with paint? Get out London painters to decorate your property. We can paint front doors, paint office spaces, paint kitchen cabinets and much more. Get in touch with our team on 0800-0-12-12-12 and let us know how we can help, or book online today.

emerald green painted room

What colour to paint a room?

The first step to painting your room walls is to choose the right colour… and guess what? Choosing the right colour might affect your mood and how you feel inside the room. It all goes down to colour psychology.

Note: Reactions to colour are subjective. You might not particularly feel a specific way inside a room due to the colour used on the walls. 

As Very Well Mind explains, while perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning. For instance, warm colours, such as reds, oranges and yellows, can evoke emotions ranging “from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.”

Blue tones.

blue bedroom

Can evoke: relaxation, serenity and calmness.
Best for: bedroom and  bathroom.

Green tones.

green and white bathroom

Can evoke: calmness and de-stressing.
Best for: Living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Yellow tones.

yellow and blue living room

Can evoke: positivity, happiness and joy.
Best for: kitchen, bathroom and living room.

Orange tones.

orange feature wall in living room

Can evoke: excitement and enthusiasm
Best for: Playroom, living room and exercise room.

Red tones.

red coloured room

Can evoke: passion, anger and power.
Best for: dining room, bedroom and living room.

What’s the best way to paint a room?

After choosing the right colour, it’s time to start thinking about the positioning of colour. Which walls are you going to paint? Do you want your room to feel more elongated? Then, paint the ceiling and a feature wall. Do you want to shorten your room? Paint a feature wall only.

There’s no wrong or right way to paint a room but there are definitely ways to paint a room that will be better to follow when you want to achieve a specific look – it’s all about perception!

Make a room feel bigger.

white unpainted room to make room feel bigger

How: leave a white room unpainted.

Related: How to make a small room look bigger.

Make a room feel elongated.

paint ceiling and feature wall to elongate room

How: paint the ceiling and middle wall.

Make a room feel shorter.

paint feature wall to make room feel shorter

How: paint the middle wall as a feature wall.

Make a room feel more narrow.

paint side walls to make room feel narrow

How: paint the side walls.

Make a room feel more compact.

paint all walls and ceiling to make a room feel compact

How: paint all walls.

Make a room feel enlarged.

make a room feel enlarged by painting all walls but ceiling

How: paint all walls but the ceiling.

Highlight a specific room wall.


paint side walls and ceiling to highlight middle wall

How: paint side walls and ceiling, leaving the middle wall unpainted.

Make the ceiling feel lower.

paint ceiling to make it feel lower

How: paint the ceiling.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to paint a room. So, be sure to both think about which walls you want to paint and the colour you want to use. If you don’t have enough time to paint your office space or your living room, the Squad can help! Contact our team today on 0800 0-12-12-12 or book online, and we’ll be with you in a jiffy!

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