Interior Lighting Can Change Paint Color’s Appearance

Interior Lighting Can Change Paint Color’s Appearance


>>Schlotter: Hi my name is Dee Schlotter,
and I’m the National Color Brand Manager for PPG Pittsburgh Paints. We are at Pinecrest,
a Heartland Home new Community in the North Hills (Pittsburgh, PA). One of the most important things whenever
you’re looking to choose your wall color, is to consider the lighting in the room that
you’re painting. There are a couple of different blubs out there that you could be choosing
for your lighting. One is the compact fluorescent light, CFL that they call for short and then
the other ones an incandescent light. Those are two of the two most common ones in residential.
But the other big piece is natural light. This is coming through your windows; which
way your walls are facing, whether it’s in facing towards the sun, or the morning
sun. Everything has an impact on how that wall
color is going to look and lighting is so key! We always tell people whenever they’re looking
to choose their wall color, to take some samples home with them, paint a poster board, and
keep it in the room for at least two weeks and move it around next to your window treatments,
right next to your flooring, cause that’s how the paint colors going to look, next to
your furniture. And then also look how the light changes that color throughout the day.
incandescent light give much more of a warmer glow to the space the CFL lights are a little
more gray, but that could look really pretty if you’re choosing those neutrals that are
out there right now. We talked about atmospheric colors, in the Voice of Color Video, they’re
beautiful very mystic colors that can look really great with the CFL lights. So it’s very important to try different lighting
and to make sure you test that paint color in that lighting before you paint the entire
room.

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