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Interior of Living Room

If you’ve been living in your home for a while, most likely you are used to its dark areas. Rooms that don’t bring in enough natural light, have a deep color scheme, or have dark furniture, can make your interiors feel gloomy. There are many easy and cost-effective ways to update the inside of your home by adding light, color, and richness to darker rooms.

For darker and low-light areas, using light and bright paint colors can make a room feel bigger, warmer, and lighter. For very dark rooms and spaces, pure white and tones of whites and beiges can instantly lighten the room. These colors make a space seem cleaner and larger. And, for those who want to avoid creating a stark space, we suggest adding accent colors or paint an accent wall in the room to bring in color and interest.

To create brightness and warmth, consider using warmer shades in the red, orange, or yellow families. All are happy, cheerful colors that can be easily matched with softer and more neutral shades. These warmer tones can be used to paint an entire room or used as an accent. You can also experiment with using two or more shades of one color in one room. It is a trending and dramatic approach that can define a room or home.

When you want a room to be calming and relaxing, look to the cool tones of many blues, greens, and even lighter purples. These shades are perfect for low-light rooms because they are soft, gentle, and subtle. Interior designers often choose these colors for bedrooms and bathrooms because they provide a calming effect.

One of the most popular choices today for brightening a room is using a color from a neutral palette. Neutrals can be on the warmer side with creams, beiges, and light browns or cooler with shades of white and gray. Designers and homeowners love neutral colors because they are both timeless and sophisticated. They offer a clean and light background for any type of room, working well in high and low-light settings.

In terms of paint types, remember that satin and semi-gloss finishes help reflect even more light to brighten a room.

When you are ready to transform the inside of your Westchester home give us a call at Korth & Shannahan Painting and Carpentry to schedule an appointment with our painting and carpentry specialists.

Interior of Living Room

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