Painting a room can be a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way towards changing the entire look of the room. Light colored paint can be used to create a feeling of airiness in a smaller space. In larger spaces, dark paint can be used to make a cavernous room appear more intimate. Since the ceilings and walls are the biggest surface areas in any room, the bulk of your energy will be used to paint these two areas.