If you’re reading this indoors, take a look at the walls around you. Do you notice that some areas appear to be a slightly different color from the others, depending on which way they’re facing and how far they are from any source of light? Weird, right? And if you want to see something even weirder, check back again either in the morning or evening. I bet they’ll look more different than before!
Color is actually light that is made visible, and light, as you may know by now, shines at many different levels.
Color never does its own thing – it always relies on a light source. That’s why your walls look so different at different times of day. Both the atmosphere of the air and the quality and quantity of light in the room controls how we perceive color. So when you’re choosing a paint color for your room, it’s critical to take the surrounding light in all its forms into account.