The Best Paint Colours for Brightening Up Dark Rooms
All homes seem to have that room that is lacking in natural light. The obvious paint color choice to brighten up a room would be white. However, painting a dark room white will only make it feel more bland and uninspiring. . .So what are the best colors to paint dark rooms?
When I first moved away from home, my bedroom was a basement room with only on small window. The room was painted a flat white color and had a depressing feel to it. The first thing I did was paint the room in powder blue. It brightens up the room and gives the impression of being outdoors under a blue sky. Powder blue is well suited for bedrooms and bathrooms, especially when paired with bright white accents.
Lavender is a versatile paint color that has a wide range of shades to suit everyone’s tastes. When paired with gray tones, black, or white it has a sophisticated appeal, perfect for an adult bedroom. When paired with bold purples and blues it has more of a playful appeal.
Yellow mimics natural light when reflecting artificial lighting. Choosing a pale yellow gives the feeling of natural lighting, without overpowering the space. Yellows pair well with bright white trim and warm wooden tones.
Why add grey to an already dark and dreary room? A light grey adds some personality to the room while maintaining neutrality, and pairs well with accents that can be incorporated using bright fabrics and accessories.
Warm orange tones radiate warm light when hit with artificial lighting. Tangerine, pumpkin, or apricot tones can transform even the darkest space to a warm gathering place.