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Colours change under different lighting conditions, making it important to consider light when choosing paint for the interiors of a home. For areas that receive a significant amount of natural light via windows and glass panels, the appearance of paint colours will vary depending on the direction of light and the sun’s position.
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Colours change under different lighting conditions, making it important to consider light when choosing paint for the interiors of a home. For areas that receive a significant amount of natural light via windows and glass panels, the appearance of paint colours will vary depending on the direction of light and the sun’s position. Any kind of light can dramatically alter the way a certain hue looks. This fact only highlights how important it is to consider the presence and absence of light when deciding colours for a space. It is best to perform a colour sample on a small area, and observe how a colour looks at different times of the day. This will help homeowners get a real sense of what the room will look like over the course of an entire day.
The Purest Form of Light Sunlight is the purest form of light, but it is never consistent. As the day continues to progress, the intensity of light changes, which creates a different appearance of colour. A room that faces east and receives too much sunlight, for instance, will look different at night with artificial lighting. A west facing room, on the other hand, can look a little gloomy in the morning, but will look different with the warm glow of the evening. The sun appears warmer in the morning, as it is lower on the horizon. As the day progresses, it gives a bluish cast, which is why rooms that receive direct sunlight can look washed out at midday. As the day moves towards sunset, the light becomes warm again and has a reddish cast. The Deal with Artificial Lighting Artificial lighting can be used to supplement or replace the light entirely. The type of lighting used plays a big role in how the paint colour looks. Fluorescent bulbs, for instance, often have a bluish tint that intensifies greens and blues, but tones down warmer hues. Incandescent bulbs, on the other hand, produce yellow light that amplifies warmer colours, but mutes cooler hues. When selecting paint colour, homeowners can turn to interior and exterior paint experts. This is to find the right hue that will make the home more inviting. It is also important to consider other decorations to create harmony in the space.
Resources: http://www.barker-whittle.com.au/new-homes/exterior-painting/ http://www.elledecor.com/home-remodeling-renovating/home-renovation/how-to/a3634/how-to- choose-paint-color/ http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/painting/choosing-paint-colors-how-light-affects-color/