1. if the room is oriented towards the north it will get less illumination and warmer colours are better (beginning with yellows, but also other tones, as we will see), whereas if the room is facing south, even neutral or cold tones can be good; for eastern exposure, light, non-cold tones are best; for western exposure you can tend towards a predominantly cold palette;
2. for rooms that are frequented more often and for longer periods of time use light colours that are less tiring.
Unusual colours are good for less used spaces, very bright or very dark colours can highlight architectural details like frames, pillars, columns or niches. The use of a strong colour on portions of a wall can be also effective.
3. rooms illuminated with flourescent lights are balanced by warm tones; incandescent lights allow cold colours. Halogen lights tend towards white and for this reason allow any type of colour.
To know if a colour is suitable for a space, you need to consider the use of the space. Colours can influence mood and therefore facilitate or obstruct activities undertaken in the room.
White: adding a drop of colour to a white base, you get a "dirty white" like beige, honey, almond (warm colours), or ice or pearl white (cold tones). These are in any case considered neutral because they give uniformity to a space. They are suitable for all situations.
Black: it's not recommended for entire walls, but can be used well to accent details (frames, mouldings, etc.). Dark grey (cold) and ebony (warm) are also part of this range.
Grey: at the moment, grey is fashionable and can have cold tones (with a touch of blue) or warm tones (with a touch of red or yellow). For the kitchen, warm greys are best.
Yellow: cold yellows go well with blue-greys. They stimulate concentration and sociability so they are perfect for a studio or living room.