Rooms that face north typically get a lot less light overall. The light that does filter through also tends to be on the cooler side. Because of this, it’s best to pass up paint colours with grey or green undertones in favour of those with warmer ones. If you’re looking to keep things neutral, yellow-based shades (like Old Chalk and the rest of the Fossil palette, or Cotswold and Calico from our archived Earth palette) will help to bounce the little light you do have around the room.
Alternatively, you may want to embrace the darker aspect, and opt for a much deeper shade. Saturated colours will come across even darker in north facing rooms, so here’s your chance to create a truly cosy, cocooning space. Clove, Walnut, Peat, Juniper, and Fine Mahogany are all great contenders for the job.