“If you go too dark in a small room, it will feel like it’s closing in on you.” —Ashley Moore @moorehouseinteriors “When sunlight pours into a space, the right light paint can evoke a divine glow.” —Jenny Dina Kirschner @jdkinteriors 231 Farrow & Ball Keepsakes PPG1040-2 PPG November Rain 2142-60 Benjamin Moore “Dark colors recede and actually make a space feel larger.
The same thing happens when you are in a light-filled room painted a dark color. Nightspot C2-743 C2 Paint Urbane Bronze SW 7048 Sherwin-Williams Current Mood Clare
It doesn’t absorb light well, nor does it impart the impact of a high-gloss. In the end, you are left with walls awkwardly reflecting light. Many brands offer washable paints in flat or matte finishes; try one of those instead.” —Stefani Stein 229 Estate Emulsion Farrow & Ball Brook Green N410-2 Interior Matte Behr Marquee Refuge SW 6228 Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint Flat Sherwin-Williams “You should splurge on paint for kitchen cabinets and front doors, since they’re used so frequently, and are exposed to the elements on a day-to-day basis." Think of it as a nail polish base coat; it’s necessary for longevity and for the paint to properly adhere to the surface.” —Jenny Dina Kirschner
In rooms with light walls and few windows, it is better to use a color that will stay more consistent.” –Lilse McKenna @lilsemckennahome Design by Anthony George Home Image courtesy of LIVING WITH COLOR. “Paired with soft neutrals and natural wood, black paint is drop-dead chic.