Usually when we’ve wanted to figure out the right color to paint a room, we’ve bought samples and painted swatches right on the wall. This method works pretty well if you are only choosing ONE color. But what if you want to use several or many colors in a room or throughout the house? We love this strategy that location agent Andrea Reisfeld and photographer William Abranowicz posted on their blog A +B See, after they consulted with color-genius Eve Ashcraft, whose advised the likes of Martha Stewart on paint colors:
“We bought sample sizes of all 17 options, and painted them on sheets of mason board which had been primed with white.
Now, we can place the colors in their proper rooms throughout the house, and see how they work against the floor color choices and against rooms within the same sightlines. We’ll be able to see how the colors look in the light of our house, bright days, dark days and night time.”
It is SUCH a good idea, allowing you to move colors around at will.