The tiny sample cards hardware stores hand out may not accurately indicate how the paint will look on your walls. Colors generally look darker and vibrant in different qualities, and an entire wall full of paint is much larger than the sample card. You must want to paint your home in glamorous hues but you need to make sure the light lilac that you have chosen isn’t a dark purple when applied on the walls or the lovely marigold does not turn into an eye soar orange. Make test panels and spend some time with them and if after a couple of days they still please you go for them.
Take the color for a test drive before you buy-
Interior decorators and painters apply paint to small sections of the wall to see how the paint looks in the actual environment. By sampling the color at home you can see how the color will look in the room in different lighting conditions.
Experiment with different colors before deciding on a color scheme for your room.
Decide between different shades and tints of a particular color.
Compare how different undertones of a color affect the feel of a room.
Determine how a particular color will flow with the colors in the adjoining rooms.
Determine how a particular color blends with the other colors in the room—like with the rug or furniture.
Experience how a particular color is enhanced by different lighting conditions in the room.
How to use color samples-
For better results, a little preparation can go a long way. Make sure the surface is clean, dry and in good repair. You will get truest color interpretation if the color sample is applied on a clean, dry white surface.
Use different areas of the wall to apply different samples. Use a sponge or bristle brush to apply paint and apply two coats. Allow the patches to dry for at least a couple of hours for a true representation of color.
In this fast paced time when everything is available with just a click, you can try Virtual Painting. Paint it virtually before putting the brush to the wall. This application helps you get an idea how a particular shade or combination will look on the room’s interior or a house’s exterior. You can get a rough idea and then you can consult the brand manufacturer.
So test painting can also be fun and you can pick and choose the color to your liking and see what suits you and your home the best.
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