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Painting or Re-carpeting? Match Room Colors to Lighting

By John Voket


When it comes to most basic DIY projects—interior painting and replacing carpeting—I was surprised to learn how often folks wade in, carefully plotting color and pattern schemes with little or no attention paid to the type of light or lighting that will illuminate the 'finished product.'

To achieve the colors you really want, Sarah Cole of the Farrow & Ball paint company, Cole, advises:

Homeowners also need to take into account how sunlight affects colors. Cole reminds remodelers that as the amount and angle of the sun changes, so will your colors.

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