Painting the front room
The red room was an interesting education for us on how much an
overwhelming color can alter the lighting of every room connected to it.
Note how much light is being reflected off the red paint and bouncing on
the gloss ceiling, making the ceiling look pink. We noticed 2 strange
phenomenon occuring throughout the front of the house on closer
inspection: 1) the ceilings were all painted in a shiny gloss which 2)
bounced a huge ammount of reflected red light throughout all the rooms in
the front of the house, making everything pink colored. Compare
the white of the baseboard (which looks true white next to the more
neutral green) to the same 'white' of the ceiling, which looks pink next
to the red.