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WFMW – Paint Picking Tools

by Toni

We’ve done the final inspections on our new house (Yes, I know you’ve heard nothing about this until now.  I’ll fill you in when I’m a little less preoccupied.  Say… when we’re moved in. :) )  Anyway, it’s simple little place that will suit us well for a year or so except for one big thing.  The walls are white….ALL the walls.  It’s not “antique white” or “off-white” either.  It’s bright white.  I know I want to paint before we move in but a visit to the local paint center completely overwhelmed me with color.  I know some people consider wall color as easy to change as curtains but I am not one of them.  I stood baffled in front of the rainbow display.  I know what I like on the paint chips but how can I be sure that it will look good on the walls?  At home, I found the Behr ColorSmart System and Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer.  The confusion is gone and I am having so. much. fun!  I’ve tried combinations I’ve never considered before and been pleasantly surprised.  I’ve tried “sure things” and realized they were not what I thought.  Most importantly, I now know what I want to do in the house.

If you’ve got a painting project ahead of you, skip over here and here.  It worked for me.

 

WFMW is hosted at Rocks In My Dryer.  You should go there.

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8 Responses to “WFMW – Paint Picking Tools”

  1. April says:

    I’ll definitely have to try this – my last paint project was a disaster in color choice – so ended up not looking like I thought.

  2. Amy says:

    Thank you! I have paint phobia, but the dull walls are driving me crazy.

  3. ~Amy says:

    I’m going to check out those links…I have a hard time picking paint colors!
    thanks,
    ~Amy

  4. Leslie says:

    Painting is a daunting task. Those tools are pretty fun, though.

  5. Mrs. H says:

    I’m here checking out WFMW – good tip. Congrats on your new home. We’re currently waiting to hear if our contract has been accepted and we might be new home-owners too! Behr here I come….

  6. dana says:

    I found this great site that lets you browse any color from any brand and sample them in a little mini sample paint can for only $6.99 they are much better then the little jars. I purchased 5 samples and they gave 1 free. I found a color maple leaf red and they modified it for me 25% lighter and it worked out perfect. then I was able to purchase 2 gallons onlin ewith them and it was not expensive to ship only about $4 per gallon more. http://www.myperfectcolor.com Oh I almost forgot they sugested that I use sample boards but I just put it on my wall I hope that does’nt foul me up :-) anyway check it out. I found martha stewart, ralph lauren and benjamin moore to have the most intresting colors. dont forget to check out there pottery barn color combinations, very cool

  7. dana says:

    I found this great site that lets you browse any color from any brand and sample them in a little mini sample paint can for only $6.99 they are much better then the little jars. I purchased 5 samples and they gave 1 free. I found a color maple leaf red and they modified it for me 25% lighter and it worked out perfect. then I was able to purchase 2 gallons onlin ewith them and it was not expensive to ship only about $4 per gallon more. http://www.myperfectcolor.com Oh I almost forgot they sugested that I use sample boards but I just put it on my wall I hope that doesn’t foul me up :-) anyway check it out. I found martha stewart, ralph lauren and benjamin moore to have the most intresting colors. dont forget to check out there pottery barn color combinations, very cool

  8. dana says:

    sorry for the duplicate post, i misspelled some words ooooppppss

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