When it comes to small bedrooms, the strategic use of color can work wonders in visually expanding the room’s dimensions.

Danielle Mathews, co-owner of Reborn Renovations, shares her expertise on the hues that can make a cozy bedroom feel more like a luxurious retreat.

Embrace the Lightness

“Light colors have an inherent ability to make a room feel more open and airier,” Danielle explains.

Soft shades like pale blue, light green, or even a warm ivory can create the illusion of depth and spaciousness.

These gentle tones reflect light beautifully, preventing the room from feeling cramped or claustrophobic.

The Magic of White

White is a timeless choice for small bedrooms, and for good reason.

“White walls act as a blank canvas, allowing the eye to travel freely without interruption,” Danielle says. “It’s a versatile shade that can be paired with pops of color or kept minimalistic for a serene ambiance.”

Soft Neutrals: A Soothing Embrace

If you prefer a warmer palette, soft neutrals like beige, taupe, or greige (a blend of gray and beige) can be excellent choices.

Danielle explains, “These muted tones create a sense of calm and tranquility, while still allowing the room to feel open and inviting.”

The Power of Pastels

For those who crave a touch of color without overwhelming the space, pastel shades can be a delightful option.

“Soft pinks, mint greens, or pale lavenders can add a gentle pop of color while maintaining an airy and spacious feel,” Danielle says.

Colors to Avoid

While light and airy hues can work wonders, there are certain colors that should be approached with caution in small bedrooms.

“Dark, saturated colors like deep reds, navy blues, or rich purples can make a room feel smaller and more confined,” Danielle cautions.

“Additionally, bold patterns or busy wallpapers can create a visually cluttered and overwhelming effect,” she said.

Selecting the right colors can transform even the most modest of bedrooms into a serene and spacious sanctuary.

As Danielle advises, “The key is to embrace light, airy tones that create a sense of openness and tranquility, allowing your small bedroom to feel like a true oasis of relaxation.”