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Why do white rooms echo more than dark ones?

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paintingWhy is my living room more echoey when painted white than when painted brown?
Steve, Catford

Answer

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Name: Steve, Essex
Qualification: Painter/decorator
Answer: White paint has more reflective properties which reflects more light and sound than darker paint. Light waves and sound waves react in similar ways. Darker paint absorbs more light and sound.
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