4 Best Wall Colors for Small Bedrooms

If your bedroom is severely lacking in the space department it can often feel cramped and claustrophobic. While actually making the room larger involves tearing down walls and major construction, you will be surprised just how much you can change the way your room looks with just a few coats of paint. Pale, light colors will open up the room and make it look bigger. Here are the best colors to paint your small bedroom to make it look larger and more welcoming.


Soft, creamy shades of yellow are perhaps the best colors for small bedrooms. Yellow is a very gender neutral color, making it perfect for a male or female’s bedroom. An antique shade of yellow will make the walls seem brighter and farther apart, in turn making the bedroom look bigger and less cluttered.


Pale shades of blue such as sky blue, French blue, or a blue-tinted white will all make your small bedroom look larger. Like yellow, blue is a very gender-neutral color that can be made to look masculine or feminine with the right decor thrown in.


For a dreamy, romantic girl’s room, paint the walls a pale shade of pink. The lighter the shade, the more open the room will feel. Pink can be mixed and matched with a wide variety of accent colors, making this a versatile and great color for decorating your small bedroom. Some of my favorite accent colors for pale pink are sage green, gold and off-white.


Stay away from dark shades like hunter green and bright shades such as neon. Instead, opt for sage green, a light, earth-tone shade. Sage green can be either a masculine or feminine color depending on the decorations you pair it with. For example, you could easily decorate your girly bedroom in a garden theme by matching yellow, pink, and white with the walls, or you could make it more masculine by incorporating other earth tone colors such as brown.


When you go to the home improvement store to choose the finish for your paint, you have a wide variety of finishes to choose from. For a small bedroom, I highly recommend using eggshell, semi-gloss, or gloss finish. These three finishes all have reflective properties that will reflect light in the room, making the space look bigger. For extremely pale shades, eggshell is preferable. For middle tones shades, semi-gloss will work best, and for more pure tones glossy finish is ideal.


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