Interior Painting for a Small House

When your rooms in your home are smaller, traditionally some colors were avoided. White and neutrals were the color scheme that was recommended to you. But this can leave your house feeling bland and boring. Stylists have found using vibrant colors with specific furniture styles can give the illusion of more room and the dramatic colors you’re looking for.

Accents and unique walls can be the answer to your bright desires. Try things like stencils, stripes, and accents with color blocking to find a happy medium with color and space.

Consider these colors as your base for smaller rooms. Then go wild with your accents.

Behr Shadow Taupe

Home offices are a juxtaposition between work and home. You want it to feel like part of your house but still motivate you to work. Setting the tone for this room can be tricky so sticking to the recommended neutrals. Match this color with white trim and lots of light and get your room set for productivity.

Carter Crème From Magnolia Home Paint

Go romantic with this neutral that’s anything but plain. The undertones mixed into this color give a romantic air to a master bedroom. It remains in the neutral family while oozing luxury. It’s an easy color to work with when it comes to furniture. Add a bright pop of wall color in color blocking or use textiles to warm it further.

Behr Aqua Breeze

This airy blue gives your small room a spa-like feel. It will lighten a room that could be lacking in natural light like a window-less guest bath. It’s a refreshing color that is sure to set the room for accents of brighter schemes. This works particularly well if you keep the colors the same in different saturations.

Benjamin Moore Silver Mist

Don’t go brown – try another, less used neutral: gray! This color brings the mystery of silver mist into your room and gives you a blank canvas to work with. It’s an updated color choice from the standard white. Move in some colorful furniture and your room will be beyond chic.

Magnolia Green From Magnolia Home Paint

Deep greens are not often thought of as a neutral, but they are the most natural color. Green is equal parts cheer and chill. This color is vibrant without overwhelming. It’s the perfect hue for an accent wall to bring cheer to a room. It’s also been successfully used in mudrooms and kitchens alike.

Benjamin Moore Hawthorne Yellow

Bring the summer sun into your home with this yellow that works in small spaces. By pairing it with metallic furniture for a modern setting, or go with white for a countryside home. The color can be toned down with warm wooden furniture.

Ella Rose from Magnolia Home Paint

For the sweetest color, grab this updated pink color that is less little girl and more grown up. This is a perfect choice for a master bedroom or lovely powder room. It’s barely pink so it works as a neutral when pairing colors, but the pastel pink gives it style. Dress it up with gold and crystal, or down with brown and green.

Sherwin-Williams Alabaster

Try this barely there color to create neutral stripes. By drawing stripes on your walls, your eyes are taken away from the size of the room and drawn into the pattern. Alabaster is close enough to a neutral to work with nearly any style furniture, but far enough away to show some creativity.

Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray

Gray makes the list a second time with Pavilion Gray. This color is a gateway to brighter options. Homeowners who are worried about color can use this gray to get started in the realm of pigments. Because it has tones of beige, it’s easy to work with but it’s also gray enough to look modern and chic. It’s the perfect option for a trendy and traditional dining room.

Benjamin Moore Coral Gables

Accents can be confusing. Use Coral Gables as a light and bright accent wall paired with the other colors on this list. It’s a fun color that will add boldness yet not overwhelm the room. As a bright coral, you’ll experience the surprisingly uplifting effect. Try it as a pattern on a wall or front door pop.