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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.

How to Choose colors for Your space: Part 3

"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.

How to put colors together in your living space in 5 steps!

How to put colors together in your living space in 5 steps!
 
 
Do you need help putting colors together or are you looking for ways to use color to revamp your living spaces? Over the next few weeks we will be showing you, with the assistance of Benjamin Moore, how to choose colors for your new redesigned space. Benjamin Moore is our paint of choice. We have used just so many brands but find only the best performance and quality in Ben Moore products. Lawlor Family Painting highly recommends using Ben Moore for your next painting project!

Choose a Wall Color to be a Backdrop

Putting some color back in your life doesn't  necessarily mean painting your walls in some outrageously bold colors. In fact, your walls are a backdrop and should serve to put the spotlight on the things in your room such as furnishings, wall hangings, and your family and friends. In the picture below you see a room that we painted for a bed & breakfast in Hudson, NY using Benjamin Moore Regal Select in a flat sheen so that it would be understated. The client, a wonderful interior designer, chose a custom color which was designed to maximize attention to the colorful wall hangings and furnishings.

Inspiration for Your Next Renovation Projects

Dot & Bo is a great site that I use to find color ideas and inspiration for painting projects. Check out their ideas for 2015 renovation project to get inspired for your own. It's 2015. Time to put some color in your life!
 
 
 

Porch Refinishing in Ghent, NY

Side View
Side View
Before
Worn steps and risers
Needing a lot of work
Worn steps and risers
Side View
Side View
After
Side View 2
After
Side View 2
Railing
Railing
After
Lots of Sanding, priming, and 2 coats of stain works wonders!
Using Benjamin Moore for the railing and risers and Rustoleum 10x for the deck boards and steps.
Lots of Sanding, priming, and 2 coats of stain works wonders!

See what we can do for you!

    Let Lawlor Family Painting make your memories brighter. We removed 5 layers of wallpaper and painted this house for a great couple and their family. Special thanks to Lisa Jaeger of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty for the great pics. If you are looking to buy or sell a house, give her a call today @ 518-734-4200.
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