"How to Choose Colors for Your House"
Segment 3: Color - A Function of Light
Have you ever seen a paint chip or color that you absolutely loved in a store but found it looked completely different when you took it home? You've just experienced "metamerism," a phenomenon whereby colors seem to change when viewed under different light sources. It's always best to view color swatches in the actual space and lighting conditions in which they'll be used. Some colors are particularly prone to metamerism, including tans, taupes, grays, grayed-blues, mauves, lilacs and grayed yellow-greens.
LFP's TIP: Benjamin Moore retailers usually have Big Chips. These are large paint swatches you can purchase and tape to your wall to see how they react in the actual lighting of your room.View the full info here: