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Natural Light And Its Impact On Paint Colors

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Color is never alone, no matter where you find it – on a wall, ceiling, cabinet, or other surface. Color will always look different because of the colors around it, and because of the lighting!

All types of lighting can impact the way a color looks – overhead lighting, accent lighting, sconces, table lamps – but natural lighting has the most impact.

When you’re picking interior paint colors, it’s very important to take into consideration how much (or how little) natural lighting the room will get, at different times in the day.

Morning sunlight tends to add a yellowish tint to a space, whereas afternoon sun will create a bluish tint. How will these types of natural light impact the color you’ve chosen for a room? Use a color board to find out more.

These are giant paint samples (18-inch square) that you can find at Benjamin Moore retailers. We also have a set of color boards that we can show you during a free color consultation. Or, you can create your own color boards by buying a sample of the paint color you like and painting it onto a large piece of cardboard.

You can take your color board and move it around the room at different times of the day, emulating what the paint color will look like on your walls, ceilings, or cabinets.

Is the paint that you’ve chosen darker than you thought? Or lighter? Or just right? Does the paint color complement, contrast, or clash with your furniture, furnishings, or artwork? Or is it just perfect?

Spending some time carefully selecting paint colors at the beginning of your interior painting project can help ensure that you’ll love, love, love the color for years to come!

For more information on choosing paint colors based on the natural lighting in a room or to discuss how to incorporate the Color of the Year into your home, please call (303) 323-0005, or e-mail contact@denverinteriorpainters.com.

Please note: Not all interior painters like to help clients choose colors, but we’re not like most interior painters in Denver! Choosing paint colors is one of our favorite parts of the project! In fact, we love color and design so much that we’re a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).