Whether you’re trying to fake natural light or bring a brighter look to a dark room, we partnered up with Rejuvenation to help you maximize the light in your home – all it takes is the right colors and accessories.
Choose the Right Colors
You can instantly make a space more vibrant by picking a lighter color. Whether you go with a crisp shade like Pure White or a cool shade like Gray Screen, these airy hues are known to reflect light rather than absorb it as darker colors would. You don’t have to opt for an all-white or all-gray color scheme either. “Lighting and color both add to the feel of a space. You can work to build a mood by layering materials, colors and finishes, then decide if you want your space to have a singular coherent feel or showcase varied pops and accents,” says Rejuvenation’s Creative Director, Evan Dublin.
DIY Tip: Go for the gloss! A high-gloss sheen does wonders for making lighter colors work harder by reflecting even more light.
Lean into Lighting
Even when natural light is aplenty, light fixtures are just as important to create an overall brighter space. “Whether you’re trying to match the time period of your home or just layering in ambience – good lighting can elevate your space and bring joy to everyday tasks,” adds Dublin. Brighter finishes like brass will lend you lighter style, while glass light fixtures give you a see-through option that adds to the openness of a space. Regardless of which look you like, there’s always a way to be strategic when the sun’s not shining.
DIY TIP: Choose fixtures in metallic finishes to add additional pops of gleam in your space.
Mirror the Light
When it comes to making light radiate, mirrors are your best friend. They instantly make a space feel bigger and require minimal effort to install – a win-win for you and your space. Play around with different sizes to increase how much light you want to reflect. An oversized floor mirror can really open the room but sometimes all you might need is a smaller mirror that can sit above a mantel to get the job done.
Ready to dial up the brightness? Get help finding the right hue to lighten your space with a FREE virtual color consultation and drop a comment below to share some of your favorite lighting hacks.