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Wardrobe – Day & Night (sort of)

We wanted to show how a colour can vary depending on lighting so we photographed one of our wardrobes in two different types of light. The first photo was taken using the natural light coming in from the window and the one after was taken in late afternoon with an overhead light on. The photo’s have been cropped, but there has been no adjustment or editing using colour filters, contrast, brightness etc. The wall behind the wardrobe is painted in pure white and the wardrobe itself is painted in Whitehall from Mylands. Mylands describe Whitehall as a pure white with a hint of yellow ochre.

This photo is taken using only natural light from the window. (It was an overcast day) The wardrobe colour looks almost pale grey against the brilliant white walls but Whitehall is actually a “warm white”.
This photo was taken during the late afternoon with an overhead light on. The lighting picks up the warmed of the wardrobe colour and the white wall behind it go very positively cool.

It the above example the same colour appeared both warm and cool. You should try to be aware of the lighting and window aspects when choosing colour and when you can, try to test colour in situ and look at it at different times of day. And don’t be surprised by the colour changes and try to understand them.

The details of this single wardrobe are as follows:
Dimension: 200cm tall x 100cm wide (at the widest point of the crown moulding) x 60cm deep
It breaks down into three separate pieces for transporting. The crown moulding lifts off, and the box section fitted with a hanging rail, lifts off the drawer base.
This one is painted in Mylands, Whitehall No 9 and has maple Shaker knobs.
It is currently available for sale from our shop. You can email enquiries to