Have you had this experience like me? You finally choose a color from the overwhelming myriad of paint samples, spend the day painting, step back once the paint has dried and then realize it’s not the color you thought it would be? It shouldn’t have to be that difficult but trying to pick the perfect color from those little swatches is just not that easy. One problem is the samples are printed on those tiny pieces of paper, not painted on, so you’re not comparing apples to apples.
Instead of going through that angst or trying to convince yourself that the new paint color “isn’t that bad”, buy a small amount of the colors you’re considering. You can now purchase pint containers of paint colors so that you can paint a portion of the wall. Instead of guessing what it’s going to look like, you’ll actually see how it looks during different times of the day, in natural and artificial light.
While $30 to $40 a gallon for paint may seem like a lot of money, the cost in time and labor to put it on the wall is even more. It’s worth taking the time to test the color on the wall before you buy all the paint needed