No matter where your home is located, most of us feel the burden of living with a small bathroom. While we could always use more space, expanding and adding additions to our bathrooms may not be feasible either due to cost or building limitations preventing an expansion. If you are looking for a cost effective way to make your bathroom appear more spacious, the experienced painting professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations can provide an expert painting service using optical illusions to make your bathroom appear larger than it really is.

A&E Painting & Renovations has prepared a list of painting tips to make your small bathroom appear bigger.

1. Use bright paint colors – You may be under the impression that white makes a room look larger but the professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations disagree. The best way to enhance your space is basically by using paint as an optical illusion. Brighter shades in the lighter end of the color spectrum will enhance the effect of natural light and make the space feel bright, open and airy.
2. Use Different Tones in the Same Color Palette – Bright shades in lighter palettes make a bathroom feel larger but you don’t have to limit yourself to just one color. Use different tones in the same color palette to give your small space the luxurious feel of a master bathroom.
3. Blend your Tile and Paint Color of your Walls – Blend your shower tile and the paint color of your wall to create one continuous space. Using a darker wall color and a warmer color tile in the same tones will allow the room to blend as opposed to a dark paint color with white tile which makes the room look like two separate mismatched areas.
4. Paint Your Ceiling & Wall the Same Color – One of the biggest problems with most bathrooms is low ceilings. Using dark paint colors just makes the ceiling appear lower while using white will just make your line of sight stop at the celling line enhancing the fact that you have low ceilings. A good rule of thumb is to consider your ceilings to be your fifth wall. The solution to adding a spacious feel is to use the same color for the wall and your ceiling. This will allow your eyes to travel across the space giving the appearance of a larger bathroom with higher walls.
5. Use Stripes to Create Space – Some bathrooms are tall, and some are wide, unfortunately we don’t often experience the best of both worlds which leaves us with either a tall bathroom that makes it appear muddled or a wide bathroom that feels confined. The solution is to paint vertical stripes in a wide bathroom to make it appear taller and horizontal stripes in a tall bathroom to give it the illusion of appearing wider. Your A&E Painting & Renovations professionals are the experts when it comes to painting stripes to ensure you receive a concise and consistent result.

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Other painting solutions that add to a larger space include painting shorter end walls a shade lighter than the longer walls, painting your ceiling and extending the color down the walls roughly 14 inches and using a mural as your accent wall. Contact the knowledgeable painting professionals at A&E Painting & Renovations to schedule an appointment for your customized design plan and estimate today!