Best Paint Colors for East-Facing Rooms


Best Paint Colors for East-Facing Rooms

Natural light impacts the look of paint color more than anything else. Season, time of day, and the amount of light a room gets will affect the cast of a paint color in your space.

The good news is that our color and design experts are here to help. Read on for tips on how to choose the best paint colors for eastern exposure—when natural light comes into a room from the east.

North, south, east, and west each have distinct lighting characteristics that change throughout the day and into the evening. Elements of a space with eastern lighting include:
  • A room with east-facing light tends to get more direct light in the morning, and muted, indirect light past noon.
  • The natural light in a room with eastern exposure tends to be a cooler cast.
  • Choosing a paint color with the right amount of warm and cool undertones can bring balance to a room with eastern light.
Here, we take a look at the best white, gray and neutral paint colors for your east-facing space. These three neutrals are homeowner favorites—and the paint colors most greatly impacted by natural light.
Neutral living room with white walls and an off-white wall mantel, and a white circle coffee table in between two cream couches.

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