This room is typically cooler since the hue of natural light is bluish. In this room the wall color will be a little subdued and bright colors could feel more muted here. North-facing rooms are typically a great room to collect oneself as the feeling from this natural light is calm and centering.
The East-Facing Room
The temperature in this room is starting to warm up a bit more as the morning sun filters in through the windows. The natural color reflecting on the walls is a yellowish tint. As the sun continues to move throughout the house this room will feel cooler as the day goes on.
The South-Facing Room
Certainly warmer than the East-facing room but not as warm as the West-facing room, the natural light will give this room an orange-yellow hue. Anyone who’s napped following the sun can attest to the South-facing room’s attributes of being relaxing, but for paint color selection the intensity of the light can make some colors feel washed out. Once again, you will want to assess how much time you spend in the room and during what part of the day. This will help you determine how intense of a shade you will want to use.
The West-Facing Room
As the sun sets in the afternoon the light that comes into a West-facing room is warm — in temperature and in color. The hue is usually an orange-red color. Avoid orange or red colors as the effect is going to be amplified by the natural lighting. The feeling in this room is certainly relaxed as the light comes from, usually, a scenic sunset.