Originally Posted by chinadog
In my office. Lights suck. Primed and painted some MDF using both samples. The Black Mocha came out a little different than expected, so now I'm stuck on this decision. One more time, with and without the flash. Including the sconce in the mix.
IMO, the GOM changes color with the flash more than the paint does. As a result of that I agree with Tim that the right one looks best in the top, but I think the left looks best in the bottom. Again, I think that's not because the paint changes that much, but the way its offset by the GOM changes, as the GOM changes color.
Maybe the question shouldn't be "how much light that is similar to the flash will the paint get?", and focus on "how much light that is similar to the flash will the GOM get?". IDK how your final treatment plan looks, but in my room, because I have LED gimbaled eyeballs, the GOM gets a lot more light than the paint.
If I'm right, and your sconces (beautiful BTW) are providing the light that hits the GOM, they're going to be more yellow. That would suggest that the paint that looks better WITHOUT the flash should be your first choice? The other thing that may come into play (IIRC from the class a friend that's a lighting guy told me), the further you are from the light source, the more it dims; and the more it dims the further down the temperature spectrum it falls. That would mean that 3000K lights will start to look more like 2700K lights over distance. So unless you're sticking with WHITE lights around the room, it could fade to more yellow over distance anyway. Because I have so many 4000K lights, evenly spaced, I have the opposite problem: Pretty much everywhere, everything on the walls gets only white light.
I don't know if I'm explaining all of this well enough to be helpful, or I'm just inserting more static into the conversation. It makes sense in my head, anyway...