Small spaces can leave us stumped, desperately hunting for ways to make the room look larger and more welcoming. While some people swear that the best wall color for small spaces is a light, bright, and often white shade, others promise that a deeper, darker shade will add just the dose of depth your room needs.
Whether you want to go deep and dark, or light and bright, you can’t go wrong. That being said, we know there are endless amounts of colors to choose from, so our home painting experts at Oahu Pro Painters gathered the best colors for small rooms that are sure to make your space feel larger and more inviting to perfectly refresh your tiny space.
Many believe that the best paint color for small spaces is bright and light, but a dark blue can give your small space a fun pop to differentiate from the rest of the house. For this color choice, we recommend Behr in “Restless Sea” - the perfect deep blue for your small space. This is a great choice for a living room, providing a dose of rich color. If you’re not ready to paint the entire room a dark color, dark blue is also one of the best accent wall colors for small spaces, so you can take a risk on just one wall and paint the rest a more subtle, light color.
A key way to make a small space feel bigger and brighter is with a light shade. Off white is one of the best colors for small rooms - whether it be a living room, bedroom, or small office. One of our favorite off white shades is Sherwin Williams “Arcade White” as this white hue has a bit of warmth to avoid that super white finish.
Want to make your space feel instantly happier? Go with bright yellow. A yellow shade is not just one of the best colors for small apartments but also makes for a great pop of color for cabinets in a small kitchen or as an accent wall. For this paint color, we recommend Sherwin Williams “Venetian Yellow” for just the right yellow hint that is bright, without overwhelming your small space.
Whether you’re updating the paint of a small powder room or looking to totally redo your small bedroom, a muted purple is a fun twist everyone will love. Purple can be risky, but a more muted version of this bold berry hue is just what a small space needs. A muted purple adds a sophisticated twist on the classic purple shade, and we love Sherwin Williams “Berry Frappe” to achieve this look - it’s one of the best interior colors for a small house that no one saw coming.
For a light color that has more to it than plain white, go with light green. A light, subtle green hue is the best paint color for a small bedroom refresh, and we love Sherwin Williams “Mint Condition” to achieve the look. What makes this color so great for a bedroom? Light green is said to promote feelings of calmness, relaxation, and freshness - all things we want to feel in our bedroom.
For a neutral color that gives your small space some warmth, we recommend taupe. Taupe is one of the best paint colors for small houses, for both the interior and exterior, as this neutral shade provides some added dimension, without overwhelming and making an already small space feel smaller. To refresh your walls with a taupe shade, we recommend Benjamin Moore in “Key West Ivory.”
Think gray, but with a twist. For the modern paint color, we recommend silver paint. This shade is not a classic white or beige you come to expect in homes and can go with an array of decor - from modern to traditional. This light shade will help keep your space bright, while still adding dimension. If you’re intrigued by this choice, we recommend Dunne Edwards Paints in “Silver Spoon” to get the look in your small room.
Light gray - a classic, go-to paint choice. Light gray is the perfect neutral tone for any home, and there’s no denying that it’s one of the best interior colors for small homes. If you’re looking for a paint color that you will never regret and will remain on-trend for years to come, choose a shade like Sherwin Williams “Evening Shadow” for a gray with depth.
For a light and bright space, go super white. From walls to the ceiling, a stark white shade is the best color for small living room redesigns, as it not only makes space feel larger but can help bounce natural light to further brighten the space. Plus, this paint choice allows you to really add some fun pops of color with furniture and decor, creating a blank canvas to work with in your small space. To get your walls to the perfect white shade, we recommend Benjamin Moore “Super White.”
If you’re looking for the best color for small bedroom redesigns, look no further than sky blue. Sky blue is a great color choice when you're trying to avoid that closed in, claustrophobic feeling you may sometimes experience in a smaller bedroom or living room. It will make your room feel larger, while also giving a light, airy, calming feel to your space. To achieve this look in your small room, we recommend Sherwin Williams paint in “Something Blue.”
For a little dose of happiness, a peachy shade is just the color for you. One of the best interior colors for a small house, a peach paint color adds a bit of warmth with a youthful vibe. Unlike a bright yellow, a peach hue is slightly more subdued, while still providing a brightness to your space that is sure to lift your spirits. For this paint color selection, we recommend Sherwin Williams ‘Pizazz Peach” or, for a more pink-toned peach, Benjamin Moore’s “Salmon Peach.”
There’s something about a really rich, deep shade that can add just the right amount of depth to a small space. Dark teal is the best color for small living room redesigns, as this shade nearly camouflages the fact that your living room is small by adding a rich, teal hue to the walls. With this added depth using paint, your living room will suddenly feel just a bit bigger. To achieve this look in your home, go with Sherwin Williams “Really Teal.”
There’s a reason the classic paint colors are so commonly used - they are tried and true! Beige is one of the most popular neutral paint colors, and for good reason. Beige is the perfect medium between a plain white and a brown, providing just the right amount of warmth - it’s undeniably one of the best colors for small rooms. Looking for the perfect beige? Go with Behr “Coastal Beige.”
If you love deeper shades but like to avoid blues, forest green is a perfect choice. Like our other favorite darker shades, forest green adds depth to your small space - perfect for a small living room, dining room, or office. For this color, we love Sherwin Williams “Evergreens” for the nature, deep green shade your space needs.
If you’re looking for the best color for small bedroom remodels, we recommend blush pink. This light shade flatters every small space, without being too overly girly. Sherwin Williams “Blushing” is just the right dose of light pink to flatter your small walls, making your space feel bright and open.
For a green with a more neutral undertone, we recommend a sage paint choice. This gray-green paint color is great for all your rooms, making it one of the best interior colors for small homes as it can perfectly coat any wall in your living room, dining room, bedroom, or powder room. For this universally flattering green shade, go with Sherwin Williams “Sagey.”
It’s the gray and beige hybrid we love! If you love neutrals, greige combines two of the best, most commonly used neutral shades in one. Shades like Sherwin Williams “Gossamer Veil” can perfectly complement a small space, providing a neutral backdrop that won’t make your small room feel any smaller.
There is a range of choices when selecting the best wall color for small spaces. Whether you love neutrals or want a darker shade that will give some depth to your small space, there’s a color to complement every small room to make sure you feel comfortable, and never claustrophobic.
No matter the color you choose, our painters at Oahu Pro Painters can expertly paint your walls for a beautiful wash of color. Schedule a free estimate online, or call us at 808-468-5604 to update your home with the best wall color for small spaces today.