An accent color is an easy upgrade, right? You just pick your favorite shade, slap it on a wall, and call it a day. Well, not so much.
According to one paint expert, before you pick up that paintbrush, you should consider everything about a space and its potential new color, including the light it gets throughout the day.
Catherine Crosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball, advises that you consider how natural light will change the look of a paint color throughout the day, as that’s what affects it the most.
“What might work in one room that is south-facing would look very different in a room that is north-facing,” Crosby said.
To gauge what a color will really look like at all times, Crosby recommends getting a sample card and observing it throughout the day as the light changes. Also, make sure to check it under artificial light. After all, you want a color that looks great all the time, even when it’s dark.