To visually make a room appear larger, use less intense colors, lighter values, or cool colors. By adding white, black or gray to a color will make the color less intense. Lighter values or tints will reflect light and open up the space. Blue, green, and violet are considered cool receding colors because they appear farther away than they actually are. These colors will make the room visually appear to be larger.
In the next post about color we’ll talk about how color can visually change the mood in a room.