What Paint Color Will Make Our Bedroom Look Brighter?
Question: What would be a good paint color for a north-facing bedroom?
We are planning to redecorate ours, and want it to appear bright and cheerful. The room receives no direct sunlight and looks kind of sad now.
Answer: North-facing bedrooms should have sunshine colors on the walls, and happy, natural colors in the fabrics.
To add some warmth and cheer to the room, paint the walls a sunny yellow. Keep in mind though, that you will probably need a more intense yellow than you think (a soft, creamy yellow won't do), otherwise the blue northern light might turn the yellow into a sickly, muddy shade. Paint the ceiling and all woodwork a soft white.
Find some draperies in a sunflower yellow and apple green pattern, and decorative pillows for the bed in yellow, fresh green and a touch of orange.
The bedspread color can be a soft white or a light cream.