Paint Colors For A Small Room

Paint Colors For A Small Room

Transforming a small space into a visually larger area can be as simple as applying the right paint color. Benjamin Moore offers a wide range of paint colors that can elevate compact spaces, making them feel more open and inviting. In this blog, we’ll guide you through selecting the perfect paint colors for a small room. We will also go through the supplies you’ll need, and the necessary prep work to ensure your small space makeover is a success.

Choosing the Right Color

The color you choose for a small room can dramatically affect its perceived size and ambiance. Light, airy colors can open up a room, making it feel larger and more inviting, while deeper tones add coziness and character.

  • Soft Neutrals: Colors like Benjamin Moore’s “Classic Gray” (OC-23) or “Swiss Coffee” (OC-45) provide a neutral backdrop that reflects light, enhancing the sense of space.
  • Cool Hues: Shades like “Pale Smoke” (1584) or “Beach Glass” (1564) offer a subtle pop of color while maintaining an airy feel, ideal for creating a serene retreat.
  • Bold Accents: Don’t shy away from bold colors in small spaces. A feature wall in “Hale Navy” (HC-154) or “Cranberry Cocktail” (2083-20) can add depth and interest without overwhelming the space.

Essential Supplies

Equipping yourself with the right tools is crucial for achieving a professional finish. Here’s what you’ll need for your painting project:

  • Quality Paint: Choose a high-quality Benjamin Moore paint suitable for your space. Their Aura® Interior Paint is known for its coverage and durability.
  • Brushes and Rollers: Invest in good-quality brushes and rollers for even application. A 2-inch angled brush is perfect for trim and corners, while a small to medium-sized roller is ideal for walls.
  • Painter’s Tape: Use painter’s tape to protect trim, ceilings, and adjacent walls for crisp, clean lines.
  • Drop Cloths: Protect your floors and furniture with drop cloths or old sheets.

Prep Work

Proper preparation is key to a flawless finish, especially in small spaces where imperfections are more noticeable.

  • Clean and Repair Walls: Ensure your walls are clean, dry, and smooth. Fill any holes or cracks with spackle and sand down rough areas.
  • Tape-Off Areas: Apply painter’s tape to baseboards, trim, and any areas you don’t want to paint. Press down firmly to prevent paint bleed.
  • Prime if Necessary: Applying a primer can enhance the paint’s performance and color accuracy if you’re making a dramatic color change or painting over a dark color.

Painting Techniques for Small Spaces

  • Start with the Ceiling: Light-colored ceilings can make a room feel taller. Consider Benjamin Moore’s Waterborne Ceiling Paint for a flat, non-reflective finish.
  • Use a Matte or Eggshell Finish: These finishes help hide imperfections and diffuse light, contributing to a sense of spaciousness.
  • Vertical Stripes: Painting vertical stripes can visually raise the ceiling height. Use painter’s tape to create even stripes for a subtle, elongating effect.

Painting small spaces presents an opportunity to get creative and transform a compact area into a welcoming, larger-looking room. You can easily achieve a stunning makeover with Benjamin Moore’s extensive palette and the right preparation and tools. For all your painting needs, from premium paints to essential supplies, visit Kucker Haney Paint Co. Our experts are here to help you every step of the way, ensuring your small space turns into a big statement.