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Putting some color back in your life...

Painting and staining in Gilboa New YorkAs we began this year, we decided to focus on a marketing message to help you to "Put some color back in your life". This was an important message for us not only because we want to gain more painting business, but also because it is a reminder that this life is short in the face of eternity and we must remember to spend our time in pursuit of those things that really matter.

So far, this year we have been extremely busy travelling all over Greene, Columbia, Albany, and Rensallaer counties here in upstate New York.

How to Choose Colors: Segment 5

Segment 5: My Own Experience With Light

As we discover how to choose colors for our space and we learn the importance of considering lighting, I thought I would share an experience I had with color.

Last summer we were painting the interior of a house in Loudonville, a suburb of Albany, NY, and the master bedroom was Glidden Stone 806, a light gray color. As I was painting, I noticed the color seemed purple. Knowing the client was adamant about wanting a soothing neutral color, I was a bit worried as well as perplexed.

Choosing Colors

Segment 4: Types of Light

Did you know that the type of lighting in your house can have a great effect on how colors will look when painted on a wall? Here are 3 types of lighting and how they effect colors:

Direct Sunlight: Considered the ideal light source, natural sunlight maintains a neutral balance between the warm (yellow cast) and cool (blue cast) ends of the light spectrum. Northern light is the coolest, while light from a southern exposure is most intense. Direct sunlight provides the truest rendition of colors within a room.