Myths abound about Navajo white paint making a room look small and gloomy, or that they are difficult to paint when you’re ready to furnish. The happy reality is that there is no need to limit your wall color to bright shades. Just like any other color, dark colored colors have their advantages as well, and there are always ways to counter the disadvantages.
A Navajo white paint will change the perceived dimensions of your room. For example, paint a dark accent wall at the end of the room and it will make the room appear shorter. Paint two opposite walls dark, and the room appears to be longer and narrower, especially with a light roof. Paint all the walls and roof a dark color make a room look smaller and helps create an atmosphere that is cozy, comfortable and inviting. You can prevent Navajo white paint from making a room look smaller by using light. Paint that has a luster or glossy finish, such as satin or half-shiny color, reflects more light in the room than color with a flat surface. Only this will light up a space with dark color. Additionally, more light sources enter the room. Increase headlights, use brighter desktop bulbs, and strategically place lamps or lamps around the room to avoid dark, shady corners.
Effect on Furniture
Navajo white paint can mark your furniture. Brighter and brighter colors pop when paired with dark walls, so have your prized pieces by placing them in front of a dark wall. If your furniture is eclectic or if you have pieces in different colors, use a dark color on the wall to create unity. Towards a white wall, they seem to stand on their own; against a dark wall, they are embarrassed by the color and appear to be part of the whole. Pigments can settle quickly on the bottom of a color can, even if the color was just mixed in the store. Uneven distribution of pigments shows up even more by using dark or bold colors than using bright colors. Wear your paint home upside down, and hold the jar upside down until you’re ready to open it. When you open the jar, change the color for several minutes. Dig deep into the bottom of the jar and squeeze it for thorough mixing. When you’re ready to paint your dark wall a lighter color, use a high quality primer that provides good coverage. Acrylic and shellac primers have better coverage and opacity than pure latex primer and will require fewer layers to cover your dark wall and give you an empty cloth.