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A warm paint colour for a dark room?

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user1484830599 Mon 20-Mar-17 18:19:26

My sons new bedroom is a very dark room (our new house has lots of trees around which suck out all of the light) any suggestions for a colour that will make it feel warm?

I'd like to avoid reds/pinks and yellows if I can - maybe leaning towards a blue or a green perhaps. Any suggestions?

mumma24 Mon 20-Mar-17 20:40:04

How about Farrow and Ball cooking apple green and most importantly lighting, Any dark room can be improved DRASTICALLY, regardless of paint colour with adequate lighting.

user1484830599 Mon 20-Mar-17 21:56:25

Thank you mumma! I'm not sure about that green, it is a little greener than I was thinking - was thinking more of an aqua but that may be too cool.

Yes, I'll need to look at the lighting too I think. Old house so very high ceilings.

Mysterycat23 Mon 20-Mar-17 22:04:01

Ironically a darker colour scheme can make a dark room feel more cosy and warm. We have deep blue wallpaper in our north facing bedroom. I was inspired by Abigail Ahern's book "Colour" which is quite scary but inspiring!

Mysterycat23 Mon 20-Mar-17 22:04:49

Deep blue is on 3 of the 4 walls I should say grin sounds scary but actually lovely and cosy

user1484830599 Tue 21-Mar-17 13:07:40

Completely agree with you @Mysterycat23 - a different room that side of the house is a very dark red but instead of looking dark it just looks warm and cosy. Its very nicely done.

I'd prefer to go a lighter colour for the bedroom though.

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