After launching my brand new ‘Made with Real Paint’ Understanding Undertones three weeks ago, I have received some questions that were so basic and obvious that I realized the two videos I had created to explain how it worked, still didn’t fully explain the fundamentals.
In the meantime, this was such a fun testimonial that I received from one of my True Colour Experts:
“I am plunking down your color wheel against the carpets and other selections and it’s light a chorus sang out from heaven — Alleluia! I said, wow, that’s orange beige, and then I looked in my manuscript, what color should I use with orange beige, and there goes, plunk, Navajo White, and there goes me sighing a massive sigh of relief and grinning a huge grin — whoa, it SO works!! No more me flipping through 18,000 paint chips.”
Here’s another one:
“Mine arrived and I ran around the house throwing it on tile, counters, rug, and standing back. You are right that most carpet is pink beige and even though I tried so hard no to get pink beige I think the new carpet on the stairs and upstairs is pink beige or taupe. No wonder my yellow beige paint looks weird with it. We need a new bed upstairs and I took my new beige colour wheel, in plastic because it was raining, to the bed store and chose a fabric for the headboard that would not clash with the carpet. (It was also the only choice that was not grey!) This tool is extremely helpful and fun. Thank you.”
You can buy 1 or 3 of the wheels and if you have 3 of them, I recommend keeping one in the original packaging so that you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty when you’re using it in a building environment.
Or when you plunk it down on a countertop, sometimes you don’t notice that it’s dirty.
Kinda like when I was at Restoration Hardware last weekend:
What do you think? Take a look. Keep in mind, it would be better if the artificial lighting was not shining on it.
Just like with my eDesign clients, we ask for images with all the lights turned off so we can get an accurate read of the undertones in the room.
S0 I took one look at this table and said it was taupe, and since taupe was the pink beige of the grey trend because it was cooler than all the beiges and warmer than the greys, well
I had my wheel in plastic so I placed it on top of the dining table.
You can see that the taupe and the green grey (which often seem very similar) work with the table (below):
The final step would be to pull out my large colour boards from my curated system to determine if taupe or green grey worked the best.
The four gradations of white are on the back of the wheel, in a second you can narrow down which world of whites you are in if you are choosing a trim, wall colour or cabinet colour:
Here’s my latest video that explains the pieces and parts of the wheel:
The introductory price ends tonight at midnight so if you’re going to choose a neutral at some point in the future, today you’ll get the wheel at the best price:
And if you miss it, it’s still totally worth it at regular price.
- How much money have you spent testing paint colours?
- If you end up with the wrong undertone, you could be bossed around by it forever
- Or it might be too expensive to replace
- How often are you out shopping and you wish you had a portable tool to reference the neutrals in your home
If you’re wondering what’s the difference between my old wheel and the new one?
The old wheel was PRINTED. Which means it wasn’t 100% accurate. To make it accurate, you needed to add the colour chips from my system.
This wheel is made with real paint. They are custom colours but the equivalents to Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams or Farrow & Ball can be found on the link on the landing page.
To get the complete list of my curated colours, you can find it in either of my ebooks here. Or, if you already know you’ll want the colour boards to go with the colour wheel, the wheel is free when you buy the boards here.
If you’d like to See Colour Differently® become a True Colour Expert® this Spring! My first virtual Specify Colour with Confidence workshop this Thursday and Friday is sold out but I have three more dates (including a weekend) see them here.