HOW “THE BEDROOM AT ARLES” HAS CHANGED. Letter 705 from Van Gogh’s Letters describes the colors that Van Gogh saw and painted:
“The walls are of a pale violet. The floor â€” is of red tiles.
The bedstead and the chairs are fresh butter yellow.
The sheet and the pillows very bright lemon green.
The bedspread scarlet red.
The window green.
The dressing table orange, the basin blue.
The doors lilac.
And thatâ€™s all…”
The list gives an idea of how much Van Gogh loved his colors.
As J S Marcus, points out, today the walls are light blue rather than pale violet because the red has faded. And the floor is brownish rather than red.
Here is a GoogleArt reproduction of one of the Bedroom at Arles paintings.