room is in perpetual sunlight, dark or light color?

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  1. Sep 12, 2015 #1

    gghrt000

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    one of my room is actually on building corner and it actually has two on that corner and each of them are on opposite walls on the corner: as a result, it actually gets sunlight from sunrise to sunset. That means it can get prohibitely hot during summer times.

    Currently painted with light color I am thinking to re-paint walls with darker color. Will it help? I think so, just because it seems like darker gives a feeling of cooler.

    There is an issue of darker color surface receives more light than light color (specially true in terms of clothing: you wear darker and you feel hotter) but in terms of wall color i think it is opposite and most of sunlight does not shine on the walls.
     
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    Interesting. Yes darker colors will technically absorb more heat, but the layer of paint is so thin, it cannot store any heat. I don't know about the material behind the paint, but I doubt it is of any consequence.
    But you have answered your own question about the color: if you feel that darker colors are cooler in the room - and since it is your room - you should follow that feeling. I can imagine how bright the room can be if it is in full sun and a light color.
     
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    A darker color will surely take some of the glare out of the room and being that your have an abundance of sunlight it will allow for a deeper tone of color.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2015 #4

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    Flat paint will(would) help
     

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