Selecting A Paint Color For Your Walls

When selecting a new paint color choice, don't expect a thumbnail-size color chip from the paint store to give you a sense of how a color will look on your walls. Colors are relative to one another and the objects around them. In lieu of posting the proverbial paint chip on your wall and viewing it during various stages of the day and light; be bold and make your own megaswatch.

Purchase a sample quantity of paint, brush two coats on a slab of foam core (its white surface acts like primer) at least three feet square, then put it up against the wall. You will get a much better sense of how your tint plays off your furniture and flooring. Eyeball the color at various times of the day and move it around the room to see how it looks in different light conditions.

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