Sometimes, we need a little more light in our lives, and where better to find it than in our own homes? However, you probably aren’t looking to be blinded by neon colours. So, which colours are just right for making a room look brighter and more welcoming? Well, you’re about to find out below which colours you could apply to your walls to make your room(s) look brighter!
Light colours are the best at reflecting light, which is why you should use them when trying to brighten up a room! The colour blue is associated with peace and tranquility, which is nice for a room where you want to relax (like your bedroom). However, not all blues are good at reflecting light. A soft sky blue will make your room feel calm and peaceful while also reflecting light and producing a cheerful effect.
French Vanilla- Savoury like the ice cream!
This colour is ideal for people who want a white room but simultaneously would find it too boring. Yellow is a happy colour that is close to white, but it can be a bit much for the eyes. That is why French vanilla is a good idea: It’s a soft, creamy colour that also radiates freshness and joy. It would be ideal to apply it to a living area where it can receive light and provide a trustworthy background.
This colour is subdued, but with an unmistakeable flavour to it. It can go well practically anywhere, but it’s especially compatible with dark hallways that never seem to receive enough light! It’ll easily go well with any paintings or artwork that you want to hang up, and, again, it is quite effective at reflecting light. Also, if you change your mind, this colour is easy to paint over, so you don’t have to worry about it being an unchangeable decision.
This is a more unique choice for a room, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful! Lilac is a calm colour, but since purple is associated with royalty, it also has a hint of distinction. This colour makes for a nice, bright room, even more so when paired with white furniture. You’ll want to watch out for orange decorations because they don’t look too good when paired with any shade of purple. If in doubt, you can hire a Skilled Doer with an artistic eye. If you’re looking for a rare but not unpleasant colour to paint a room in your house, lilac is an excellent way to go.
Everyone relates green to nature. However, not everyone has time to go outside and be a part of it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the lovely colours of life inside your house. A light mint green is comforting without being dark and oppressive, and it can look good with both black and white furniture. You could use it in your bedroom, and a slightly darker shade would look very tasteful in a dining room.
Mix it up!
You can put many colours together to make a bright room, so don’t be afraid to mix it up! For example, you may want the wall behind your bed to be red, but the rest of the walls to be a rich cream. There are many options for painting your rooms, but the colours above are the ones that we think are the best at lighting a room! However, if you don’t know which colours will look good together, or are inexperienced in painting or decorating, you can find a Skilled Doer on JobJar from the design and painting categories to help you out. You don’t want to have a house of clashing colours!