When it comes to dec­o­rat­ing smaller homes, de­sign trick­ery is your best friend, says Re­sene colour con­sul­tant Nikki Mor­ris.

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– a Re­sene ex­pert ex­plains how to use colour to make your home ap­pear big­ger

High Shine

Us­ing colours with a high light reˆflectance value can help bounce the nat­u­ral light around the space and give it the il­lu­sion of be­ing larger, brighter and more spa­cious. Colours from the Re­sene Me­tallics and Special E‹ects range, in­clud­ing Re­sene Scotty Sil­ver and Re­sene Stun, are per­fect for paler hues.

Glossy sur­faces, which reˆflect light, are ideal for small rooms, par­tic­u­larly when us­ing inky paint colours, in­clud­ing Re­sene Dalek and Re­sene Mag­netic.

Use a higher gloss Žnish on darker el­e­ments, such as kitchen cab­i­netry, built-in shelv­ing and Žre­place sur­rounds, but keep the walls in a low-sheen Žnish to o‹ff­set the gloss di‹ffer­ences.


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