Friday’s Photo: Best colors for a windowless room

Most people believe they should paint the walls in a dark or windowless room a light color. It seems counter intuitive but just the opposite is true. If there is no natural light, such as in a basement, the best way to treat the walls is to paint them a rich dark color. Without natural light, walls that are painted a light color will simply look lifeless and dingy.

“A light color will never come to life in a dark room but a rich, deep color can make a dim, somber space feel warm and luminous – even though it receives no natural light.” Donald Kaufman

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The secret to keep the room from looking like a cave is to use plenty of light or bright colors in the rest of the space. Light furniture, a light carpet, bright artwork and most important, lots and lots of artificial light. Table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights are absolutely essential in a dark windowless room.

 

2 Responses to Friday’s Photo: Best colors for a windowless room
  1. Jil McDonald Reply

    We painted our media room a dark Navy and it even looks good with our old pinky beige couch! Love the idea of using light furniture to liven it up!

  2. Kelly Reply

    So true Linda. Great tip about the keeping everything else light in the room!

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