Does painting with the color red make a space look smaller?
Usually when you paint a color a darker color (like red) it does make a room look a little smaller. In contrast, when you paint a room a lighter/pastel color it tends to make the room feel like its bigger.
When painting, you can shade by using a darker color to create depth. To create the darker color, use your original color and add a little of the deeper shade to it. This way, it will look as though the painting flows. Additionally, create a side of the painting in which the sun is hitting, the opposite side should be darker than the portion where the light hits.
You paint the wall a base coat color. This color will show through the finished look. Then take a sea sponge and dip in a different color (lighter or darker - depending on the effect you want) and blot it on paper towel or rag, then lightly blot it randomly on the wall - all the while turning the sponge in different directions (so all the spots don't look the same). You can apply up…