Actually, there isn’t any real mystery behind paint chips. Only that paint strips are a huge help when selecting paint colors for your home.
However, it is a daunting task to select paint colors for your home. And this is the time of year when most homeowners are sprucing things up after a long winter inside.
So when you look at a wall of 2″ paint chips it’s hard to really see what the color will look like in your home. And that’s where the value of the paint chip color strip comes in.
First, the paint strip quickly shows you the lightest to the darkest value of the color you are considering. This is helpful in aiding you to gravitate towards a lighter (top) or darker (bottom) hue or somewhere in the middle.
Second, view your selected hue or paint color within the “fan deck”. The fan deck has all the paint strip hues arranged in a color sequence like the color wheel.
The value of this is that you can easily see what colors are on either side of the one you are looking at. And why is this important? For instance, let’s say you are looking for a green color. Green can skew towards yellow or blue. Therefore, the fan deck is a good indicator of the warm (yellow) or cool (blue) undertones that you selected color is leaning towards.
Third, another way to use paint chips is to view your homes entire color palette. Below is an overview of the HGTV …. paint colors used throughout the home. As you can see the flow of the colors selected work beautifully together.
Lastly, paint chips are small. Small enough to tuck into your wallet and have them accessible when your out shopping!
And finally, My Tip ~ when you land on just the right color … purchase a sample quart to try the color at home. Paint two coats in several locations to get the best idea of what the paint color will look like at different times of the day.
So thanks for stopping by today, we hope you’ve left inspired! ~ Nancy
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