Don’t feel beholden to the previous piece of advice. Many designers prefer playing
up a slight room by swathing the walls in a strong shade, turning the room into a
comforting, cozy den.
"Embrace small spaces and make them feel like jewel
boxes—don't be afraid of dark or bright colors," says designer Jonathan Adler. Adler told Country
magazine that his go-to hue for small spaces is Benjamin Moore's Outrageous Orange
orange might not work for everyone, but his trick for making brazen shades work
will: choose warm, low, artificial light to make the hue feel livable.