How to Choose the Right Wall Color to Create Depth

How to Choose the Right Wall Color to Create Depth
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    When people decide it's time to renovate their home, many have a clear vision of what it's supposed to look like afterwards.

    Still, many end up choosing the wrong color for their walls just because they think that the result will be a perfect reflection of the image in their mind.


Even though painting your walls isn’t exactly rocket science, you should take time to choose the right shade and do a bit of research to find out whether the paint you’re planning to use is quality enough for your walls. If you’re hoping to add depth to your living space, here’s what you should pay attention to:

Find Inspiration

Let’s be honest for a second – pretty much everything you could possibly imagine is most likely already been done and could be found and seen on Pinterest if you look close enough. This, however, shouldn’t discourage you, but rather encourage you to keep an open mind and look for more ideas.


The easiest way to find inspiration is to go looking over other people’s projects. In fact, your plans might change many times and you shouldn’t be scared to improvise. Why choosing colors in advance when you could go with the flow and combine different shades or patterns on the walls and make them compatible with your furniture or lightning? You might find more elegant solutions than the ones you already considered, and you might be pleasantly surprised to discover that people upload not only photos but also useful DIY instructions too.

Consider Natural Light Sources

It’s very important to think about the places where natural light enters the room and in what way the position of doors and windows could affect the color of your walls. Don’t be scared to use dark colors on the walls if the room gets enough light during the day. However, we suggest you choose only one wall which you’ll paint darker shade so as not to make the room look smaller than it actually is. Usually, the wall that gets the most sunlight during the day is the best choice because it will ‘soak’ the light in without making the rest of the room look too dark.


As for the rest of the room, it’s always wise to choose something brighter and more neutral – oyster, different shades of grey, or even a shade with light green or blue undertones. If you’re not sure you will be able to do it on your own, you could always call experts from Cubic Painting. Still, whatever color you choose for the base, darker shades of the same color will make a lovely contrast.

How to Make Transitions

Before you paint your walls any color, you should know that lighter colors visually expand the space while darker ones make it appear smaller. This might help you “shape” your space the way you want just by playing with different color shades.


Let’s say you want to make a smooth transition on one of the bigger walls: start near the window so that you’re sure there’s enough light, but feel free to use darker shades the further you go, thus creating ombre effect. You could start with indigo blue wall where you could hang a mirror or favorite photographs and later on you can freely ‘drown’ the wall in shelves.

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Black, White and Red

If you prefer your walls white because they’re the easiest to maintain and don’t cost a fortune, you should combine it with black and red details to add depth. This hypnotic classic color combination is the safest way to go if you want to achieve classic, eye catching living room style. Black photo frames will stand out, a simple black flower vase with red roses will certainly draw attention, and most importantly – any other accessory in the room will be twice as noticeable because all other colors work well with white.

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Despite having a clear vision in mind of what your home should look like after renovation, you will not get the desired results unless you take time to choose the right shade of paint and pick the one that’s of the highest quality. You don’t want to learn the hard way what works best for your home, so you might need to put in a bit more effort into research and preparation.

We hope that the tips we shared will help you choose the color palette for your home, and that your dreams of perfectly painted rooms will become reality.

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