How Your Lighting Affects Paint Colors

There is no better or quicker way to revamp a boring room than a new coat of paint. However, you have to be careful so that you don’t make a painting faux pas. There are many different factors that play into how a color looks when it is actually painted and the biggest of these factors is the lighting in the room. Lighting plays such a big part in the way the color looks on your wall which is why a lot of people are surprised by the difference between the color that they see in the store and the color of the finished product.

The way that we see color primarily depends on what light it absorbs. For example, black absorbs all colors, blue absorbs red, and white absorbs none. The type of lightbulb you use is also a large factor in how the light reacts with the paint color. Fluorescents make blues and greens look more vibrant whereas incandescents have the opposite effect and instead brightens the appearance of warm tones such as yellows, oranges, and reds.

When picking a paint color you are going to want to go to a place that has the same lighting as the room you are wanting to paint. This will give you a better idea of what your color is going to look like in the end. The best thing that you can do to get the clearest picture is to take the paint samples that you are considering home with you to the room that you are painting. You could also take a small sample of each paint to the room and do a patch test with them on the wall and wait until it dries to have an even better look at what it is going to look like.

To make sure your vision comes out exactly as you planned, make sure you take the lighting into account. For professional assistance with your residential painting projects, contact the Ft Myers painting experts from Noel Painting today for more information!

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