A designer emailed me the other day asking whether taking a few drops of red out of Muslin would give her the perfect colour she needed for a clients bathroom. It’s been so long since I tried to ‘tweak’ a paint colour for a client, I forgot that I used to think it was a necessary component of specifying colour.
So I’m here to tell you, it’s not.
As long as you have a good fan deck (like Benjamin Moore), you don’t need to fool around with mixing your own colours. 99% of the time the neutral you need will be in the fan deck. It’s that sometimes, we don’t know where to look or we miss it, so then we think a custom colour is required.
As I gained more experience in colour specifying, I soon learned that ‘custom colours’ were not only unnecessary but also a big waste of money. And you don’t even know if it’s right until you own the quart of paint you have just custom colour mixed.
So I vote nay for custom. What do you say?
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