I paint everything white. I have a portable pro sprayer, so when I have boxes to spray I get everything else lined up-pallets, hives, sheds, extractor stands.
I had two hives sitting side by side this spring. One made a very dark honey the other almost clear. I thought it was due to flowers, but then I started noticing that one hive was old the other new. the old one had one to two year old comb--dark comb. The other had drawn out most of their comb this year, light comb=light honey. At least that's my theory, just too much of a color difference for flowers alone considering the hives are side by side.