How To Capture Accurate Wall Color in a Photo?

How To Capture Accurate Wall Color in a Photo?

Janel Laban
Mar 24, 2010

Q: This may seem stupid, but I am having the hardest time taking a photo of my walls. I recently painted my bedroom the most gorgeous shade of dark teal-tinted blue, but in all of the pictures I've taken, it looks like just a standard boring blue!

Burgundy walls are either pink or blood red as well, when taken with or without flash. Does anyone have any tips on taking photos that show accurate wall color?

I have a Nikon D80 (DSLR) if that makes any difference.

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