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Enjoyed this article. Great tips.

   
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I greatly disagree with the suggestions in this article on how to try out colors to determine which color is best. Color is a chameleon, and color changes color. So when you paint sample squares in walls, even large ones, they are being changed by the color of the wall. Even if you prime the wall first, the light background will make colors appear darker than they will be once the white is gone. Paint Color Consultation is one of the specialties in my business. I don’t have favorite colors which I inflict on clients- every job is different because it is their home! To test colors I always encourage my clients to use large sample boards, painted in two coats, so no white is showing, and to keep them one door away from the current walls. Look at them on the dark side of the room, typically the window wall, and opposite the windows on the lighter side of the room, to see the full range of the color. You can put it on the upholstery, or next to the floor, but to see it by the trim color, put it in the doorway opening, not on the wall next to the trim, or over the glass of the window next to the trim. This will be much more accurate. Lastly, don’t “match colors” in another brand of paint. If you know you will be using a particular brand of paint, Look for your colors in their color decks. See my blog at www.colorhelp.com for more pointers, and what you need to know about color to help you select paint.
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Correction- thanks to autocorrect, my instructions came out “keep your sample color one door away from the wall”. It should read, keep them one Foot away from the wall. (and look at them near the dark wall, usually the window wall, and the lighter walls, to see the full range of the color).
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