It is one thing to see the color on a board and decide you like it, and it is quite another to know whether this is the right choice for your home. How will you know for sure whether the color you chose will suit your living space? Although you’ll never know for certain until the paint job is done, there are a few methods you can try. One of them is the digital method. Here you can take pictures of your room, and get it digitally altered. That is get it retouched to see how a certain color will look. This will give you a general idea of what the color will look like on large scale. Another method is to get a sample of the color from the distributor or retailer and leave it in the room where you want to paint. This will let you know what a certain color will look like under different lighting. While some colors might look pleasing in artificial lighting, others will look better in natural light. You should also consider the frequency of use of the room and the time of most traffic. While some rooms will be used more during daylight, some will be more populated during the evening hours. So consider this factor as well before deciding on a certain color. Another factor affecting the color is the direction in which the window is facing. Windows opening to the north side will make dark colors look darker.