How Does Lighting Affect Paint Colors?

Lighting can affect paint colors in a variety of ways. It can be your best friend or your worse enemy when it comes to refractions caused by lighting. Various imperfections in the material used to cover the framing members can also be picked up by lighting. Both natural and artificial lighting can affect choosing paint colors.

For example, imperfections in the gypsum compound used to hide the seams from drywall are easily noticed when light reflects off the surface of the painted walls. They can also show roller and brush marks. Additionally, lighting can show hairs that are pulled off from roller sleeves and paintbrushes.

To learn more about choosing paint colors for bedroom painting and how to paint a room to eliminate imperfections caused by lighting, continue reading.

What are the Best Bedroom Painting Colors?

colors for bedroom Choosing paint colors for bedroom painting projects can be a daunting task if you’re unsure what colors to use that won’t end up being a horror show when the lights are turned on or the curtains are open allowing sunlight into the room.

Here are some of the best bedroom colors for 2022:

  • Earthy Tones
  • Gray-Greens
  • Deep Aubergine
  • Citron
  • Chartreuse
  • Warm Neutrals

While the list of colors above is a great place to start, there are many more colors available. Tans and off-whites are also great choices for bedroom painting.

Best Lightbulbs for Bedroom Painting Ideas

Light bulbs are a key component to bedroom painting as they can change the tone and depth of the paint colors you choose. They range from cool blue to orange tones and come with different wattages. For example, a 100-watt light bulb is going to show more imperfection on the walls than opposed to a 50-watt, 60-watt, or 75-watt light bulb.

Position of Lights

Where you place lamps and other lighting devices also matter as well. For lamps on nightstands or other tables close to the wall, it’s best to use lower watt light bulbs to avoid imperfections on the wall such as roller and brush marks.

Recessed Lighting

One way to get the most out of the best bedroom colors is to use recessed lighting or otherwise known as can lights. Can lights be a great downward light to use for bedroom painting or any other room in your house? They are rather inexpensive and add pleasing aesthetics; however, they require a licensed electrician for installment.

Strip or Bar Lighting

strip and bar lighting Strip and bar lighting can be a good way to add some extra flair and decor to your bedroom, living room, or kitchen. They come in a variety of shapes and designs like flowered leaves or spiral designs. Much like recessed lighting, an electrician is typically required but there are some models that the average homeowner can install safely.

The best bedroom colors can also be ones that are matched to existing fabrics such as curtains, lounge chairs, and comforter sets.

How to Get Professional Help for Bedroom Painting

Here at Valley Canvas in Queen Creek. Arizona, we have the expert knowledge for choosing paint colors that work well with existing lighting or new lighting ideas. FOr more information about bedroom painting or painting questions in general, please feel free to call us today or fill out our online contact form to get professional help.

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