It can be difficult to choose the right color for your house whenever you’re choosing one for painting. This is particularly true whenever you factor in some lighting. A lot of people make the mistake of choosing the color for their interior without considering lighting. Usually, most of them regret choosing that color since it looks different because of the lighting.  


Fortunately, there are a couple of tips and tricks that you can follow to prevent this problem. Here are a couple of things you should know to better understand how lighting can affect painting 

No Natural Light 

Though it is best to warm up rooms that do not get natural light, you will have to be cautious of how artificial lighting influences colors. Here are a couple of things that you should consider: 

  • LEDs 

These lights offer you more control over the colors of your rooms since you can choose and select how cold or warm you would like the bulbs to release.  

  • Halogens 

Halogens are pure white light. They usually look like natural and sunny light. 

  • Fluorescents 

They can transform vivid and bold colors to feel dull and flat with its cool light.  

  • Incandescent 

They offer a yellowish glow that’s excellent for bringing out brighter colors while muting greens and blues.  

Natural Lighting 

Whenever you are comparing paint swatches against walls, almost every expert will recommend that you always utilize natural light. The reason for this is that the amount of sun will have a great impact on the color of your room. 

  • Sunny in the Afternoon 

Most of the evening glow happens in rooms that face west. Usually, the light is intense and warm that casts a lot of shadows. You should avoid using bold and vibrant colors since harsh lighting and shadows can make them look dull. This is one thing to keep in mind. You should stick with more subdued and pale tones that will later warm up in the day.  

  • Sunny in the Morning 

This is usually common in rooms that face east. The light will begin warm in the morning and transform bluish later in the afternoon. You should stick with mild and fresh colors since these colors pop in the morning but still appear fresh in the afternoon.  

  • All Day Sunny 

A lot of professionals suggest taking advantage of natural light if your room is lucky enough to receive sunlight all day. You can utilize golden or pale hues to your advantage. In addition to that, rich and bold hues always look excellent under this lighting. Thus, you are spoiled for options when it comes to designing these areas.  

You might want to provide various hues a try. This depends if your room is facing south or north. The reason for this is that south light is brighter and can provide a glow to the room. On the other hand, north light is cooler and bluish.  

Of course, hiring a professional painting contractor can help you choose the right colors since most of them know how to incorporate colors with lighting.