North facing rooms lack light and brightness, but there are ways to bring your north facing rooms out of the dark. With no direct sunlight, they can be a challenge to decorate and live in but, cheer up. The right paint colors can make your rooms lighter or turn them into cozy nests. It’s your choice.
Your north facing living room will be darker than south facing rooms. Surprisingly pale pink makes your room lighter and brighter. Most pinks are too harsh for living room walls, but pink mixed with an equal amount of white will give you a pale pink which works perfectly. Soft yellow is also a color that brightens a north facing room. It will remind you of a day when the sun is just going over he hill. A satin finish will give it extra shine. A stippled blue glaze on the ceiling gives a sense of the blue sky. White molding will finish the look.
Pale gray is another good choice. It adds more lightness than off white. This color will look different on each wall as the light hits each wall differently. Light gray effects makes the room more interesting. Rather than a soft brighter room, you might prefer a darker yellow with a slight touch of orange. It has a high energy level. Even on a dull day, it looks great. Turn on the lights and it literally explodes.
Some people like cosy rather than lighter. If that’s you, strong pigment will be your choice. One good color is a classice green with just enough yellow and olive to update it. Your room will look fresh and vibrant. Green goes well with teal, ivory, pink and navy. For the perfect look, add blue and white porcelain, giltwood furniture, and ivory slip covers. Remember that pattern is meant for pillows, so make your pillows stand out.
If you love a living room without direct sunlight, you’ll love pale blue green walls. There’s a reason artists like working in a north facing studio. You don’t have the glare of the sun and the light is quieter and calmer. Pale blue green gives a sense of sky and water. It feels open, airy and light. Paint all the moldings and baseboards the same pale blue green for an all over effect. You can use gold, navy, ivory and pinks in this room.
For a north facing bedroom, a light lavender and pearl gray is lovely. I see it with chalky white moldings. White is what makes color come alive. Furniture upholstered in deeper shades of lavender is perfect, and adding a really sharp green chair would make it a knock out room.
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