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The amount of light that comes in from each direction—be it north, south, east or west—has a powerful effect on a paint colour's intensity and cast. Here are some common characteristics of northern light:
How can you balance some of the qualities of northern light? Choose a paint colour with the right amount of warm and cool undertones, and consider the brightness of the paint colour.
Paint Colours for North-Facing Rooms | Benjamin Moore
Lighting from the north, east, south or west—each has characteristics that influence the cast and colour of paint. Common features of southern exposure natural light are:
The warm, natural light of a south-facing room provides an energizing, happy aura for your spaces. Select paint colours with a lower brightness and the right balance of warm and cool undertones.
Let’s take a look at the ever-popular white, gray and neutral paint colour families, all subtle hues that are most affected by natural light.
Paint Colours for South-Facing Rooms | Benjamin Moore
North, south, east, and west each have distinct lighting characteristics that change throughout the day and into the evening. Elements of a space with eastern lighting include:
Here, we take a look at the best white, gray and neutral paint colours for your east-facing space. These three neutrals are homeowner favourites—and the paint colours most greatly impacted by natural light.
Paint Colours for East-Facing Rooms | Benjamin Moore
North, east, south or west each deliver a different quality of light to a room, having a powerful effect on the intensity and cast of your paint colours. Some common characteristics of western light are:
How can you balance the bright, warm light of western exposure? Consider warm and cool undertones when choosing a paint colour, and opt for cool-toned colours to even out the light.
Natural light will have the most impact on softer, more subtle paint colours like white, gray and neutral hues. Let’s take a look at the best colours within these colour families for west-facing rooms.
Paint Colours for West-Facing Rooms | Benjamin Moore