Our Top 5 Colours For East facing rooms

Our Top 5 Colours For East facing rooms

East facing rooms receive bright, warm light in the morning which then cools off into the evening…

But don’t worry, you don’t need colour-shifting paint! (although how cool would that be?)

For East facing rooms, the best place to start is to consider when the room would be used the most - is it a bedroom where you’d like to wake up feeling calm and recharged in the morning? Maybe it’s a living room that’s mostly used during the evenings after work? Whenever the room is used the most, this is generally when you’d want it to feel the most balanced. From this, you can determine whether you need a warm or a cool shade!

Let’s talk bedrooms - in order to wake up feeling recharged and refreshed, you may wish to avoid warmer colours with undertones such as red, pink, brown or yellow. The bright morning sunlight will amplify any warm hues, which could make the room feel overwhelming and “hot”. Whereas cool blue, green or violet undertones will make the room feel balanced in the morning, whilst still feeling calm and restful in the evening. 

Top tip: using warm light bulbs and ambient lighting will help take the edge off the cool evening light!

If you’re painting a space that is used most in the evenings, such as a living room, simply reverse the above rule! Colours with warm undertones will knock back the cooler evening light to keep the space as balanced and cosy as possible.


Deep Breath

Deep Breath is a gorgeous minty green paint colour with soft, pearly undertones which would create a serene atmosphere in any East facing room where balance is needed in the morning


@stephfrom_belmont has used our COTY 04 in her kitchen for a calm, balanced space that maximises the natural light



Stay Grounded

For East facing spaces that need to feel balanced in the evening, Stay Grounded is the perfect statement neutral. Its earthy undertones absorb the cool evening light, making this peachy, warm shade take on a much more neutral profile for a modern appearance.


@crofts.home.reno have used our colour match NTB293- a relaxed, earthy based neutral - to create a warm gender neutral nursery colour scheme



Blue Pause

Blue Pause is a grey, true blue that encourages relaxation and promotes mental wellbeing. Although it is a true blue, this shade has a tranquil softness to it, making it ideal for East facing spaces used to unwind in. Alternatively, you could utilise Blue Pause’s calming influence and bring an element of calm to busy spaces!


@mynorthernabodes gorgeous playroom area has been painted with our colour match Tranquil Dawn which can appear more green or blue, depending on the light. It keeps a neutral tone in any light, making it really versatile!



Tea Leaves

Tea Leaves may be ideal for warming up cooler spaces, however it can also be used to make a real statement in your East facing room! This striking, rich grey is set with an oaky undertone to create a bold shade with a difference - watch it transform from an earthy warm neutral hue in the morning to a deep, smoky grey in the evening. 


@visitnumber7’s bedroom has the most gorgeous, earthy feel to it! The panelled feature wall has been painted with our colour match LG Silt - a rich, warm clay colour. She’s kept this deep shade lifted with warm whites and soft textures so it’s super cosy, without feeling dark.



Flat White

A DCO favourite! Flat White is a balanced shade, making it a perfect option for an East facing room. It’s warm brown undertones will take the edge off cooler evening light, while it’s grey hues will keep it from appearing too creamy or “hot” in the warmer morning light. 


@our_eclectic_victorian have used our colour match Duvet Day in their living room. This grounded, warm pale beige absorbs the cool evening light to create a calm and balanced ambience.


Ready to roll?

We always recommend testing your paint colours - you can order your tester pot here, or grab one of our tester pot bundles here!

Pop decent sized swatches on all walls that you plan to paint and allow them to dry (for true colour reference, do two coats!), then monitor them over a 24 hour minimum period to see how the colour adjusts in natural light, as well as artificial light.

You can read more about finding your room orientation, as well as how to choose colours for North facing rooms, East facing rooms, South facing rooms and West facing rooms in our comprehensive guide . You can also learn more about which paint finish is best for your room in our handy interior paint finish guide


Looking for a little more inspo? 

We have tons of home decor inspiration on Instagram & Pinterest, and you can always contact us. Whether you have product related queries, or if you would simply like a second opinion on your colour options, we’re always happy to offer our expert advice.

Helen X


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