The play of light: add some color to a dark place

Sometimes an apartment or a house don’t have large windows and a lot of sunlight. But you can fix the insufficient lighting situation if you know some rules of color matching.

There are some color shades, which attract the light and reflect it changing the space around. They are various, so choose according to your taste. Designers advise to use them in combination with light tints of white, beige or gray.


Shades can be different and even saturated, but they should be used in tandem with beige, gray or white colors. It is very important not to exaggerate with lavender, so that the interior looks balanced.

Pale yellow

This sunny shade is bright and light itself, but if you harmonize it with green, gray, blue, navy, purple and add some white color, you’ll get fascinating and unusual combinations.

Light green

Green itself is neutral, but in a dark room it reflects the light and fill the space with it. Use light green for wall decoration, furniture upholstery, textiles, or furniture facades. It goes well with black, gray, yellow and white tones.

Light blue

A perfect way to fill your room with soft cold light. Light blue looks noble and pure with white or beige. You can use it with wooden furniture and complement it with purple, violet or pink decorations.


This saturated warm color is so sunshiny that it will look good even in a very dark place. Use the apricot, orange or peach shades. They goes well with gray, white and beige, and also with wooden objects.


This color is often associated with femininity and softness, but also with joy and warmth. There are shades of salmon pink that fit well in any space. The only thing is that it is mostly used as a decor or partial inclusion in the interior as textiles or furniture facades. Combine it with delicate green or blue, white, and also with wooden objects.


This elegant and stylish color can also reflect the light and disperse it within the place if you choose the right tint. Gray goes well with any shades and styles, but it is mostly used in high-tech or modern styles. Moreover it is possible to combine gray with bright accessories, which are easy to change and transform the whole atmosphere. 


Surprisingly, tiny amounts of chocolate shades can be quite good at accentuating the light. Use it with white or light beige — it’s the most popular combination, that suits any style and character of the interior.