If one of the rooms in your home has small windows, low ceilings, awkward angles or is north facing without much natural light, then it can easily feel darker than you’d like it to. But choosing the right paint colours can instantly uplift a room and make it feel lighter, brighter and nicer to spend time in!
This might seem obvious, but a light-coloured paint, rather than a darker one, will do the best job of brightening a dark room. And white paint is the best colour for the job. There are countless shades of white paint, from Absolute White to off whites with a hint of blue, purple, yellow or grey, but in a dark room it’s best to choose a warm white paint.
As well as paint, good lighting can go a long way in brightening and warming your space. Mirrors are also a great way to bounce light around your room, so hang mirrors on your window-facing wall to enhance the natural light in your room.