This paint trick for a dark room is a great way to brighten up a dark space with just a few words to the person at the paint counter.
As much as I loooove our porches on the outside of our house (we have 3!) it really takes away from our natural light. Especially in our kitchen.
I found out a trick a little while ago when we did our bedroom makeover. I found a paint color I loved, but it was just too dark for our room. I asked the person at the paint counter to lighten it by 50%, which means that they only use half of the pigment.
I LOVE Revere Pewter in our house. It looks different in every room, but it always looks good. It’s a true “greige” (gray/beige) without any funny undertones.
Butttt I was a little worried it was going to be too dark in our dark kitchen. So how do you use a paint color you love – but might be too light in a dark room?
My best paint trick for a dark room:
All you have to do it ask the person at the paint desk to lighten up your paint by a certain percentage. When they lighten a paint color 25%, they use 75% of the pigment, etc.
It will still keep the same undertones of the full strength color, but will just be lightened up accordingly.
I ended up lightening up Revere Pewter by 75%. I figured I might as well be “bold” and lighten it up a lot!
I really wish I had some fun finished pictures for you – but…not yet. Right now I’m just painting at night while my kiddos are sleeping and doing it one section at a time.
And just LOOK at how well it turned out! We’re so happy – the lightening of the Revere Pewter was just what this room needed! See the whole finished space here.
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