(Closed) Paint Colors for North Facing Living Room?

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Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


lim3:  Can you post a pic of the shade your oak floors will be? They can range from a yellow undertone, to red , brown or black.

I think you can choose a wide range of colors and shades of those colors. You can create whatever lighting you want with layers of lighting in the room- overhead, wall sconces, table lamps etc. 

You will want to have the lighting plan in place before you choose your colors. Then, get small sample pots and paint 3×3′ squares on several walls in the room to see how the color appears in your room with your lighting.

Post # 3
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

lim3:  Our living room is north facing and is quite small and dark. We currently have dark wooden effect laminate down, but we’re carpeting in a few weeks. 

We painted it with Farrow and Ball’s ‘Joa’s White’, we also put it through the dining room and stairs/landing – rich cream but can be white, caramel, green depending on the lighing.

Our spare bedroom is north facing too and even darker. We used Farrow and Ball’s ‘Dimity’ for that – really beautiful neutral white/cream colour. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by  RhianfaHW.
Post # 5
442 posts
Helper bee

What about a really light shade of grey? You could warm that up or keep it cool depending on the undertone? If you go to the Behr website you can pretend paint rooms with colors you choose and get an idea of what the colors will look like on. That’s what I did. Good luck with decorating! It gets to be a little overwhelming.

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