Proper lighting reveals depth, form, texture, richness of color, and controls ambiance in a very significant way. Color is how you light it!
How many of you have gone to a furniture store or carpet store? You go to a carpet store, take your materials and upholstery fabrics over there, then select carpet, bring it back home and check things out, and say, “It doesn’t look right, it isn’t working.” It’s because of the fluorescent lighting at the store vs. the incandescent lighting that you have in your home, which is yellow-based; or the different array of spectral qualities that happen with sunlight as it comes in your home from sunrise to midday to sunset.
It’s always best to check all materials and finishes in the light that you’re going to be ultimately viewing them in. As a matter of fact, you can have some lighting sources that will actually take a red apple and turn it gray, and totally change it. Color is not in the object itself at all. It is how you light it. It’s the way