Color and Light
- When choosing a colour shade for an outdoor space, you need to know that the shade in the presence of sunlight, will appear lighter. Hence, choose a darker shade.
- When choosing a colour shade for your interior space, you should know that the shadows and the absence of light at times, makes the shade look darker. Thus, choose a lighter shade.
Some darker shades may require more layers to achieve full coverage. In these cases, to avoid extra layers but also to reduce costs, we suggest using as a first layer a lighter shade of the same color family (same tone) produced from a more opaque base, or, alternatively, a medium gray shade like PCM1943 of Premium Color Moods pallet. A gray primer is always favorable if the surface has not been primed yet.
Gloss paints reflect light to a great extent revealing any surface imperfections, while they do not absorb fumes and can be easily cleaned.
Satin and semi-mat paints combine the qualities of gloss and mat paints without extremities revealing a sense of luxury. They can be easily cleaned and, therefore, constitute the ideal solution for children’s rooms or rooms which are excessively used.
Mat paints reflect light to some extent and are able to ‘cover’ surface imperfections.
The color of two surfaces might seem the same if observed under specific circumstances and at the same time might seem different if these circumstances change. This phenomenon is called metamerism and can be attributed to the following reasons:
-The different texture of the surfaces which influences the amount of the reflected light from the 2 surfaces as perceived by the observer.
-The different lighting.
-By a combination of factors which result in the appearance of the phenomenon, whether the surface is in a long or short distance.