Testing white and off white colors – important tip:

While the introduction of sample quarts/pints has made trying color easier and more affordable, it doesn’t always work when testing very light colors. That’s because all paint formulas are based on a gallon – when this formula must be divided down into the smaller size, if it doesn’t divide evenly, the color will be “rounded off”.

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  • Put Samples In Different Locations
  • Put Up Plenty of Color
  • Put Color Where It Will Actually Go
  • Make Lighting Conditions Consistent With The Way They Will Be On A Long-Term Basis
  • Be Sure Your Sample Is Fully Coated.

Juli’s Tips For TESTING COLOR

1. Put samples in different locations

If you are testing more than one color for a given room (or a given surface, on an exterior), put those samples in different locations. It can be the same wall, but skip over 3 feet or so.

Never, ever apply competing colors right next to each other. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this mistake on Pinterest or blogs, including by people who consider themselves home design influencers.