Why shouldn't you paint small rooms without natural light white?
Small rooms with little natural light are the most complex to design.
People choose to add large mirrors and/or floor-length curtains to give the illusion of a larger space - as well as paint the walls white.
However, the well-known Tiktok interior design consultant named Jess claims that painting walls white in small rooms that are not lit by enough natural light is a mistake - and that in fact the correct color is phosphorescent yellow.
Wait until you see the results.
So yes, the next time you paint the hallway or the small room at home, consider giving up the white color in favor of the phosphorescent yellow color that is less commonly used.
According to Jess, it will give light to the room and upgrade it.
In a video that has gained about 3 million views, she claims that the white color has the opposite effect and actually emphasizes the dark corners and creates shadows instead of illuminating the room.
She also presented in a video proof, apparently, that the yellow color works.
works or not?
@charminglifebyjess White is out color is in?
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In the video, Jess (@charminglifebyjess) chose the controversial color - bright yellow - and explained: "Did you know that it is a common misconception to prefer white to paint small spaces without light? White actually emphasizes dark corners and creates shadows, which makes the space appear darker."
She showed a corridor with white walls, when you can see that it is almost completely dark.
She added the caption: "See what I mean?".
According to Jess, yellow is the color that will pour some light into your small space.
"Instead go for a vibrant shade that will help spread artificial light around the room," she urged.
Jess painted the hallway bright yellow and the doors light blue.
She displayed the result alongside the caption "Ta-da!"
Indeed you can see that the space has turned from dim to brighter.
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before and after:
@charminglifebyjess The most joyful space with @Lick ???
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Many were impressed by the transformation caused by the color.
"When I saw yellow, I said 'no way', but now I'm convinced," one wrote and another added: "Wow, it makes the space look so inviting!!!".
A third wrote: "Life is short. Why would I want to live in a place with white walls?!".
Obviously, there were also some who liked the idea less.
"Definitely agree with the concept but this particular shade reminds me of my primary school," one wrote and another added: "It's cute but it's the color they use for schools in Ireland."
Another person wrote: "It looks like a corridor in a clinic built in 1970" and another added: "It looks like an episode of 'Bananas in Pajamas'."
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And she also has a trick for painting doors:
@charminglifebyjess A VERY useful hack when painting doors with glass panels with @Lick #LickHome #LickTok #pink01 #Ad #Gifted #paintinghack #diyhacks #paintinghacks ♬ Elevator Music - Bohoman
Jess took the feedback positively but hit back at those who claimed she took the photos at different times of the day so the lighting looks different.
She wrote: "The photos were taken at the same time. The color makes the difference."
Others pointed out that Jess changed the pavers and they were the ones that led to the difference.
She agreed: "I agree that the floors make a big difference, that's why we restored them, but the purpose of the video is to emphasize the difference in lighting. The place would have remained shadowy and gray if it had been painted white."
Are you convinced?
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