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how to make a room look bigger

what color paint can I use to make my bathroom look bigger?

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SherriX2

Asked by SherriX2 at 3:01 AM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • any light colors
    Bugsmommy1908

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 3:04 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • some times dual tones work wonders for opening up a room and making it look bigger as long as its a light color theme
    Enchantasi

    Answer by Enchantasi at 3:35 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I agree, lighter colors.
    MommaM2

    Answer by MommaM2 at 9:30 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I've always heard yellow makes a room look bigger. But probably any light color
    GMR

    Answer by GMR at 1:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • A pastel color on the walls, white paint on the moulding/doors/vanity/cabinets, a monochromatic color scheme (ie: shades of purple, blue, green, etc.), instead of several different colors, along with a large mirror over the sink will open things up. If you have window(s), select a sheer white, lace/eyelet valance and panels to match your shower curtain (also sheer with a clear liner) If you're up to renovating, a pedestal sink, and a space-saver toilet with floating shelves above will help tremendously!

    Adding a coordinating border paper or stenciling a simple design at EYE level will make your bathroom appear larger as well--as your eye will travel along the boarder making it appear larger.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:12 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I agree with the above posts.
    I would like to add that you will need a semi-gloss paint.
    Not only will it be easier to wipe down and be a better moisture barrier, but it will also reflect light and make the room look brighter.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 5:15 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • you can also use a large mirror
    Mommy2Mariah

    Answer by Mommy2Mariah at 2:41 AM on Apr. 23, 2009

  • Light colors, with plain white being the best.
    garfanatic

    Answer by garfanatic at 2:52 PM on Apr. 24, 2009

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