Lighting is Everything

When choosing colors, it’s important to recognize that lighting plays a major role in how each color will react.

And if you don’t believe me, try looking at your walls in the dark… do your walls look the same as they do in the day light? Extreme example, I know, but it does illustrate the concept quite well I find.

When choosing colors you’ll often hear it’s best to do so during the day when there’s the most natural light… and I agree. But something to keep in mind is that this is only one source of light to enter your home. If you spend most of your days away from your home, you’ll find yourself admiring your walls at night when you count on your home’s lighting to light up the space... and that can change the look of your color.

Example: If you have a blue painted wall and your lighting has a hint of yellow to it, your color will most likely look a bit more like an aqua color at night (greenish blue).

Another thing to...

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50 Shades of Beige

Beige, just like any other color, can have many different undertone colors to it. You can have a blueish beige, you can have a greenish beige, etc. Predicting how a particular color will turn out once onto the wall can be a challenging 

One tip I can propose is to compare the color you're considering with others that are of a different color family. Having various shades of beige together will be much easier to tell which ones lean more towards the blue, green, red, orange or purple side.

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