A little bit means a lot Everybody's done it held up a tiny paint chip to the wall and squinted from different angles, hoping to visualize the entire wall in wethersfield moss or kittery point green.Should you go with symphony blue?Honolulu blue?Nantucket fog? Enter the benjamin moore color samples.These two ounce containers, introduced in september and sold for about $3.50 per jar, gives you just the right amount to paint two applications on a 2 by 2 foot surface to test out the colors.The sample jars are worth it, lest you think burnt peanut red on a paint chip sounds equally tasteful on all four walls of your dining room. The paint industry has revolutionized the selection of paint in such ways.Apart from the sale of sample size paints, software that allows one to view rooms with different colored walls helps people select paint colors without second guessing the color on minuscule paint chips. It's been phenomenal, '' eileen mccomb, director of corporate communications at benjamin moore, said of the color samples.We have our retailers reporting that there are some women buying a dozen at a time.'' Color Samples come in 260 of Benjamin Moore's 3, 300 paint colors. Similarly, ralph lauren paint offers color testers to the public, which are plastic pouches of paint that retail for a similar http://www.citrec.co.uk/women/sandals.html price and come in 28 colors. It's all about lighting, '' explained mccomb about the importance of testing color on one's walls before buying an entire bucket of paint.The sample size paint jars give homeowners a chance to see the new wall color under the home's natural and artificial lights as well as mixed with the furniture and fabric colors.You have to look at all the elements in the room, '' she said. If testing paint on walls seems more painful than helpful, one can try colors out on a computer, but beware of http://vincent.xobler.com/ color variations among computer screens.Software such as benjamin moore's personal color viewer, lowe's virtual painter and behr's color smart(Available as an interactive kiosk at the home depot)Gives rooms a makeover with the click of the mouse. However, the rooms in these programs are sample rooms and do not accurately http://vincent.glxblog.com/ portray the effect the colors will have in the buyer's actual home.For that, there too is a solution. The cd version of benjamin moore's personal color viewer, sold online for $14.95, allows one to upload one's own photos and test out any of the 3, 300 colors on the walls of the digital home instead of the physical one.Feldman started his website four months ago, after he noticed his girlfriend having difficulty choosing paint colors for her home.Feldman helped her by taking pictures of her home and coloring them with sample colors.His technique, unlike some of those in commercially available software, maintains the texture of the walls and the lighting of the home.Anyone can now go to his website, upload a picture of their home and choose the desired sample colors.
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