Consider the natural light and location of rooms as well. For a chilly room, or one with north-facing windows, DINING ROOM IDEAS IN RED use warm colors to bring a welcome coziness. Similarly, a south-facing room with blazing sunlight will benefit from cool colors that create a temperate climate. Warm reds, oranges, and yellows draw walls in, making a large room seem cozier and more intimate. But cool blues, greens, and purples will make it appear larger. Use this power of color on walls and ceilings to change the space of your room without expensive construction. a What colors are comfortableand comforting for you? Color preference is intensely personal, often based on associations from your past and stimulated by everyday experiences. Choose colors that you associate with pleasant times and places. Think of colors that remind you of your favorite things: red rubies, green apples, sunny blue skies, purple sunsets.