Make any room look bigger with these 14 most popular paint colors. Bonus tip: Paint walls and trim the same color to create the illusion of high ceilings. In general, the lighter the color, the bigger and brighter the room will appear.
How to Choose the Right Paint Finish: Flat: Ceilings. Eggshell: Bedrooms, Living rooms, Dining rooms. Stain: Kitchen, Laundry Room, Bathrooms, Hallways. Semi-Gloss: Trim & Molding. Kitchen Cabinets. Doors. Woodworking. Gloss: Used often on furniture for a lacquered look.