We’re comparing how the paint colors in our home shift over the course of a single day, from AM to PM.
Lighting is the single most important thing to how a space feels. Period, full stop. We scroll through Instagram and Pinterest to be filled with inspiration, and we almost expect to be served beautiful, evenly-lit interiors. Overhead lighting and harsh shadows can be difficult to photograph, but I gave myself the challenge of photographing 5 rooms in our home at different times over the course of a single day. I wanted to share with you how different rooms + paint colors look when being warmed by the afternoon sun, cooled by the evening air, and lit by sconces and pendants.
More than anything, I thought it would be fun! Although I rarely show a photo of our living room in the afternoon, it’s actually my very favorite time of day to soak in the space. Our west-facing window soaks up the sun, highlighting every dust mote and smear on the glass, sure, but it also dances on Lucy’s face, warms the room and feels, somehow, nostalgic.
Living Room | Benjamin Moore Intense White
Benjamin Moore’s Intense White is in our living room, dining room and kitchen. It’s a soft white with green undertones that leans neutral in the morning, warm in the afternoon and cool in the evenings. The living room receives west facing light.
Entryway | Valspar Milk Toast
We fall more in love with our entryway every day. We painted it Valspar’s Milk Toast a few months ago, and a color has never felt so right in our home! In natural light, it’s a soft taupe-y blush. In the evening, the entryway light saturates the color in the best way. The entryway receives west facing light.
Snug | Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Kendall Charcoal is a beautiful chameleon. It has soft green undertones, which make our snug appear warm most of the day. In the evenings, it reads as a deep green-blue! The snug receives north facing light.
Playroom | BEHR Pale Bud
I paired this image in reverse (with the later timestamp on the left), so I could show off the shadow play this room receives in the late afternoon! BEHR’s Pale Bud is the softest shade of pure pink, so much so, that it reads almost as a pure white. The playroom receives west and south facing light.
Primary Bedroom | Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur
We painted our primary bedroom Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur in 2016 and never looked back. It’s an almost-black with blue undertones, reading as navy in the early morning and evenings. The bedroom receives east facing light.
I would love to see photos of your home in beautiful, scroll-stopping lighting. Tag us @yellowbrickhome so we can see and share, too!