Color is a design superpower that can make a small room appear larger, or an expansive space feel intimate and cozy. However, deploying color is not just a matter of aesthetics—it can have a profound effect on your mood and productivity.
So when it comes to designing your space, it's important to think about how each area will be used, what feeling you want to create, and any issues you want to tackle. In general, the brightness of light colors creates an effect that seems to expand tight spaces. On the contrary, dark, warm colors create a more intimate environment.
Color has an innate psychological value that effects your emotions and alters your experience. To help you select your colors wisely, read my original article at dwell.com for some helpful tips about eight of the main players and examples of them being used effectively in the home.