Paint to Brighten a Room With Dark Woodwork?

Paint to Brighten a Room With Dark Woodwork?

Aaron Able
Mar 22, 2010

Q: My boyfriend and I recently purchased a home with the gorgeous original woodwork still intact. We love the woodwork, but are unsure what colors to paint the walls. We don't want to make the room appear too dark, but we don't want to limit ourselves to boring beige and white either. Can you help us "see the light?" On a side note, we have since removed the 50's era pea green carpets and refinished the hardwood floors — more wood to work with of course! Thanks!

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