I received some new quartz samples the other day.
This is how they were packaged when they arrived. . .
Every single sample had to be pried off with a screwdriver and taken out of the packaging.
Because it’s virtually impossible to choose the coordinating colour for your walls or cabinets with the sample glued and surrounded by plastic.
If each one stays in the package. You can’t place them on one white after another. . .
To make sure you have chosen the correct colour.
Which white, neutral or colour is the right one?
Which tile is the perfect one?
Laying your samples directly on large colour samples or tile is the only way you can correctly determine whether the colour you have chosen has passed the test.
Choosing the correct colour is more about placing the paint colour or fabric or hard surface sample as close to the exact environment it will be live in.
That means, the paint colour should NEVER be laid ON the tile (people do that all the time).
Is that where the paint colour will go in the end? NO.
Stand the colour up against the wall vertically, your tile sample beside it on the floor, and your countertop sample right on it. If it all looks beautiful together together with the lighting and your chances of getting the colour to do what you want get much closer to perfection.
After all, you can’t re-upholster your countertop once it’s installed.
Download my eBook, How to Choose Paint Colours: It’s All in the Undertones to learn how to get colour to do what you want.
To make sure the undertones in your home are right, get some large samples!
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