I have a very dark bedroom right now. I cannot get a pic to come out well enough for you to see what I am talking about but it may be a common issue. My bedroom is 12x14 and I have a simply huge four poster full canopy bed that is king size and solid darkly stained teak. It is a pan asian bed from 1976. I have purchased thru barter with a dealer friend a mahogany vanity to be delivered on May 5 and I am on the lookout for a tall vanity chest with attached press next. Here is the issue: I have to keep the windows blacked out because I suffer with migraines every day and this is my safe room. My walls are painted a color called copper penny which is the color of cafe' au lait to me. My bed is so high that an overhead light is out of the question so I have multiple lamps on the bedside tables and two on my current dresser which will go away when I get the vanity. I have art deco bronze lady vanity lamps for that ready to go. However, I can't see a thing! Its horrible to get old. Three years ago when we bought the house I had no problem with the paint. Now its a big problem because I have to dress in there, and it would be nice to see what may be on the floor like the poodle puppy etc....
I hate white paint so thats not happening. I am born and raised new orleanian and if there is no color than I get antsy. So I am thinking of a buttery yellow. My mother tells me that a nice green will show off the furniture better. Green will give me no more visible light then the brown in my opinion. I cannot add anymore lightbulbs or sunlight because of the migraines but I should be okay with lighter walls.
What do you guys think? Is buttery yellow going to work with dark teak? I have done the bed in peach silk damask with natural colored raw silk on top gathered with the center ruched medallion treatment.