Why does paint look different in different light?
Similarly, why do colors look different in different lighting?
Objects appear different colours because they absorb some colours (wavelengths) and reflected or transmit other colours. For example, a red shirt looks red because the dye molecules in the fabric have absorbed the wavelengths of light from the violet/blue end of the spectrum.
Secondly, what is the best paint color to reflect light? The Best Paint Colors for Low-Light Rooms
- Lavender. 1/10. The versatile appeal of lavender is especially welcome in low-light rooms.
- Pale Yellow. 2/10. What better way to mimic natural light in a room than with sunny yellow walls?
- Chocolate Brown. 3/10.
- Powder Blue. 4/10.
- Warm Orange. 5/10.
- Gray. 6/10.
- Ocher. 7/10.
- Pink. 8/10.
Beside above, does paint get lighter or darker when it dries?
Paint finish influences perception of paint color Flat has a chalky finish when dry. It also absorbs light and can make a color appear slightly lighter. Semigloss and gloss finishes will typically make a color appear darker.
How does light affect paint color?
Natural light plays an integral part in how we perceive paint colors in our home. A general rule of thumb is that if your room is North facing it will let in soft light, producing a warm effect. This means dark paints will look darker and light paints will be more dim.