This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms as well as part of a sub-series on the use to color to create various effects and feelings. To access either of the lead posts, please select either of the links in the prior sentence.
We should be so lucky as to have a bathroom that is too large where you feel the need to make it feel smaller.
If you do find yourself in this envious position, rest assured there is an answer.
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And the answer is to use a dark color scheme.
What feels the most claustrophobic? A cave? A submarine? A tunnel walkway? A closet?
For what it’s worth, for me the answer is a submarine. I once had to deliver messages (a stack of paper) to a WWII era submarine that was docked and I couldn’t get off that thing fast enough! 10 minutes on-board was 10 minutes too long.
What do all these types of places have in common? They’re dark.
Dark colors are the key to making a large space feel smaller. Although you are creating the feeling of it being a cave, by virtue of it being a large space, you create the feeling of being in a large cave. So although you do make the space feel smaller, you do not make the space feel claustrophobic.
Need a large space to feel more cozy? To feel smaller? Color it dark!
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