There seems to be a dark space or corner that lacks natural light in any home. Even if we are in Moraira, Jávea, Denia or any part of the Costa Blanca, where we have many sunny days a year, there are always corners in the house where this beloved sunlight does not reach. So what we come to see today is how to make this space look brighter.

And if you are thinking about bright white, this is not always the best solution, because if it is so bright it is because it gets natural light, but if the light does not reach the room, then it will be totally insufficient.

Colours for areas with little light, our advice

If we were to rule out white for your dark room, what should you look for instead? The answer is usually warm-toned neutrals. These colours are your best option for making a dark space appear brighter. Mid tones are ideal, because if you go too dark, the room will appear smaller.

Darker rooms also need more saturated colours, as there is less light reflecting off the colour. That means you should look for colours with less black in the base. We should also keep in mind that we don’t have to use light colours in a room without much light; we should really look for brighter colours to bring in some light.

The type of space we are looking at can also make a difference. For example, I would treat a dark bedroom differently from a hallway. For windowless dressing rooms, you can go for much bolder styles, as people don’t spend as much time in these spaces (think dark colours and original accents). On the other hand, in a dark hallway, a light to medium neutral is a better option, as bright colours can make them appear narrower.

Here are some of our favourite colours for dark rooms. Keep in mind that the size, shape and function of the room will determine which colours work best.

Lavender for a dark room

Lavender has warmer tones, making it ideal for adding some brightness to a dark room. The best part about working with lavender is that it has a wide range of shades for everyone, from soft dark tones to violet-based taupes. You can pair it with pastels for a more fun look, or combine it with simple neutrals like grey and white for a more sophisticated look.

Brighten up a room with yellow

When you don’t have a lot of natural light, yellow is a great way to recreate that feeling with artificial light. It’s ideal for bedrooms or bathrooms with small windows. Just make sure you have enough artificial light in the room so it doesn’t fall out. Yellow goes well with white accents and light wood accents to add extra warmth to a cold space.


Pastel blue

This dreamy colour makes us feel like we’re floating on a cloud in the sunny sky. Light blue helps bring some brightness to a space, especially when combined with simple white accents. It’s ideal for a bathroom or any extra dark corner of your home.

A soft grey for brightness

For dark, drab spaces, it may seem a little crazy to add even more grey to the mix, but it can work! It all depends on the shade you choose; if you stick with light to medium tones, you’ll be surprised how it can really brighten up a space. Think very soft tones like dove grey or greige (a mix of grey and beige) to keep things warm. Greys with a hint of colour in the base are also good options, especially with a lavender or pink tint for extra warmth.

We have these and more tricks that can come in handy for painting your walls, wood maintenance, façade painting, etc…
And today we want to remind you that we work throughout the Marina Alta area, specifically we work as painters in Javea, but we also work in areas such as here painters in Moraira, Denia and surroundings.