Another update from Kansas City color consultant Diane Stewart at Color Sense Consulting. Exterior colors can be tricky and, as Diane points out, it's tough to visualize what the whole house will look like from a tiny paint-store sample. Here's Diane Stewart:
A paint chip may not give a true indication of what the color will look like when it fills your room, or is magnified on the front of your house. Colors get brighter and more intense as square footage increases, and different types of light affect your color perception.
A paint chip is ink on paper, so it’s best to see how the paint color looks in reality. It’s cheaper to test colors than to make a costly mistake. The only way to know for sure is to paint a sample board, and test it in the actual setting!
If you feel overwhelmed looking at paint chips, take the guesswork out of choosing paint colors by working with a color consultant. Questions? Call Diane Stewart at 913-284-6621.