Any single colour can ange character when placed close to nher. Try this simple test: take two small ares of red paper about two inches square. .e by side, place one on a sheet of white paper d the other on black. Not only will the red uare change colour, but also the size. So, if dour relationships can make a square of paper nange size, think what it can do to alter the iroportion of a room. for very small rooms be wary of strong contrasts or rich, dark-toned colours. DINING TABLE STAND DESIGN Although they can be cosy, they can make a room appear smaller as dark colours always seem closer to our eyes. Conversely, as light colours look further away, any large room will look even larger and perhaps cold and lifeless. As the floor is often the largest area to cover, it needs careful consideration. Gather together snippets of wallpaper, furnishing fabrics and paint colours and fix them to a sheet of white paper. Take it to your carpet retailer so that you can compare how any carpet colour fits with the room scheme. And always bring a sample of your carpet home to check it against daylight and artificial lighting conditions.