Dark dark living room - what color to paint?
February 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We live in the Redwood Forest of the Santa Cruz, CA mountains. Beautiful yes there is a lack of sunlight, I want to paint my living room which is a sea of dark wood right now. I want to paint the all the wood/bead board and trim a ivory or cram (not a fan of bright white) but not sure what to paint the walls. I am working on the lighting (right now it is only overhead, ). I like blues, grays or a mushroom type neutral but all the colors I am drawn to I am afraid will be too dark and dreary. Room gets very little natural light. There is two small sky lights and French doors to a deck which is blocked by tall redwoods and another window that is blocked by tress. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!