- If you want to make a room seem bigger, use light colours — such as white — to reflect natural light. This will make the room feel more spacious and open.
- If you want to make your room feel cosier, you can use darker and stronger colours on all the walls. This will make the room feel smaller and more private.
- If you want to make the room feel bigger, use brighter colours or white. This will make the ceiling feel higher. You can also use coloured walls to accent the room.
- If you want to experiment with the height of the room, choose bolder ceiling colours. In some designs, this can create a more comfortable and inviting atmosphere by making the room seem lower in height.
- You might want to make hallways appear wider. To do this, paint the ceiling and end wall a darker colour than the side walls. This is a common strategy used by designers who want to make a small space appear bigger.
- To make a space feel shorter, you can use darker colours on the back wall and brighter colours on the ceiling and other walls.
- You can draw attention to one wall by painting it a brighter colour. Keeping the deeper colours in the background will help to create contrast.
Now that you know how to make a space look different, let's look at how different colours can create different effects.
Ceiling colours and how they affect your mood
Colour selection is often left until the end of the architectural design process. This can be a mistake because choosing the right colours can make a big difference to how your space looks and feels.
Choosing colours for your project can be difficult. But using a colour palette can help you choose colours that will look good together and match your goal. Black tiles, for example, can appear gloomy or even overpowering at times, but they can also seem incredibly young and trendy depending on the circumstances.
Before you choose a colour for your design, think about the function of the space. For example, if you are creating an office area, a white acoustic ceiling reflecting daylight and helping to improve productivity might be a better choice than an intense red ceiling.
Let's have a look at some of the common characteristics linked with several fascinating colours, as well as their effects when utilised to create modern and colourful designs.