How Light Impacts Paint Color with Sharon Grech | Benjamin Moore

How Light Impacts Paint Color with Sharon Grech | Benjamin Moore

Now Sharon’s here now to show us how
color changes in the room so that was a huge transformation isn’t that a huge and it’s such a great example of what we talk about all of the designers talk about color theory and it’s so abstract but when you see it in a space like that it makes so much sense so I thought this is a great opportunity to really take back to the color theory and show how it’s all about context right it really is so if you take a look at this first picture you’re going to see such a clear example of this this is a fireplace in a room and the carpet is red and it’s really playing a role on how you see that brick that’s it the homeowner was going to what you wanted me to help her pick a color to paint the brick and I’m like that’s beautiful stone you are not painting it on the paint girl yes so I said no it’s about the color you rip out that red carpet and it’s gonna look fantastic so look obviously we put in pot lights I put a beautiful Chelsea
gray behind that stone yeah and now that stone is a is a centerpiece it’s like a
statement in that room so yeah I can really take something that you think is
maybe a little worn like an old sofa even depending on what color you put
behind it it can look fresh and new right yeah it’s like makeup and a new
hair color I’m 100% yeah so she active she didn’t
change this at all okay how drastically different that looks for that beginning
to end stone right okay so let’s talk a little bit about what else might affect
a space there it is with the red carpet and there it is without the red carpet
which is amazing it completely transforms it let’s talk about lighting
as well yeah so let me show you first though just to just take that in a
really obvious way so I took the red I’ve got A Million Dollar Red Benjamin
Moore’s Million-Dollar Red right is that million dollars yeah got the
million dollar right and I’m going to show you what happens when you put black
and you put white and we’ll look at other colors how that same color looks
different looks great yeah you know it does it’s hard
always digitally but definitely on the computer like graphic designers will
think about this when they’re placing colors to make us look at and then that
sale sign so with the black it’s sort of it becomes a little bit brighter and the
red actually looks a little bit bigger because I have black recedes into the
background that red pops with the white it actually the red looks a little
duller right it’s thin collar it looks a little
bit duller so you take that dullness to a whole other level when you take that
red and you really want to tone it down and you put something that’s sort of an
analogous color yeah we have a brown a little bit more of a saturated orange to
be honest it’s more sort of an orange color that’s brown and now the color you
can sort of see how the red is really dull mmm
so again it’s all about context what you put behind something can really change
that color I always say not to choose a color in isolation that’s true right you
you don’t choose the color okay I’m gonna bring this home and put it on the
wall and expect it to be perfect you got to bring the paint color home and look
at what you actually have exactly isn’t it Tracy like right away it’s like
wow that really zing which could be a good thing but it might also be like I’m
not gonna put red in my room when I’ve got aqua because it’s gonna be too
demanding right but it can work in different applications so yes let’s talk
about how light also impacts your color in your space okay so we have a picture
of that and this is the same space once again just different times of day so
what’s happening in picture number one so in picture number one we have
incandescent lighting so that little light source is all you gots the color
looks very peachy and warm incandescent light source is all you gots the color
looks very peachy and warm incandescent lighting so the Sun is at a different
part of the day it’s not coming right into the space yeah those indirect
lighting and it you know it has a nice sort of pinky feel on the right you’ve
got direct sunlight so at that time of the day that color looks like a pale
pink whereas when you’ve got your lighting on at night it looks warm and
orange so you want it sounds silly but I think when you’re choosing your color
get a color sample paint it on the wall and look at it in the morning look at it
at night and decide when when you’re going to spend the most time in that
room and that might be when you make that decision because it can make such
an impact it really does you did that with my front porch right you put a
strip of gray and you said look at it look at it at lunchtime and look at it
when you go to sleep see what you like and if you like it all the all the times
of day because that it’s gonna make a huge difference it really will you’re
looking at spending time there so that’s really
important it’s important really good examples there

2 thoughts on “How Light Impacts Paint Color with Sharon Grech | Benjamin Moore

  1. I absolutely love Benjamin Moore paints, 38 years as a decorator and finally I’m now using BM full time, smashing video on light contrast 👍🏻

  2. red looks the same yall are smokin somthin and they ckeaned the fireplace brick with a chem powerwash so dont act like its all the room colers and light be 4real

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