Colour and LightColours can bring about and conjure up wonderful feelings and enhance your living space. The appearance of a colour depends on light. All types of light sources, from natural daylight to different electric lights, have different properties that can affect the appearance of any colour. This is why it’s very important to view the paint/samples under the same lighting conditions where the paint will be applied.
3 Categories of ColourIn any room, colour is broken down into three categories:
- Primary – can take up to 75% of the room’s colour
- Secondary – 30-35% and can be wall or furniture colour
- Accent – 5-10% and can be a singular feature
Colour PsychologyWhile the perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some standard colour effects that have universal meaning: