Warm white paint for a dark North facing living room in England
4 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago
Can you please recommend some paint colours for my living room. My budget is small, so I hope to find the right one amongst the high street brands, such as Crown, Dulux etc. I'd appreciate if you could suggest some names. I have a long North facing room, patio doors at one (narrow) end of it are the only source of natural light. The room has to fit many functions - living, office and dining space - so I want something light and neutral, that is easy to both focus and relax in. You can see in the photos how dark it is - the photo was taken on a really sunny day with the lights on. (Sorry about the mess - we just moved, so all still in boxes) I am thinking of starting out with a loose Scandi feel and then build up a more colourful, eclectic look with rugs, cushions, wall art etc. It is currently intensely magnolia, which despairs me! I’d love a warm white, without a strong undertone. I know that it is the yellow based whites that I should go for (which explains the previous owner’s magnolia choice!), but there are so many out there that I could spend my whole budget on tester pots! Thank you! PS. Once I solved the paint dilemma, I'll come back to get help with artificial lighting - as we have to keep lights on during the daytime!