The Genius Way to Sample a New Paint Color

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Both Em and I are in the process of painting some rooms in our homes, eeeeek! Although we’re excited for the updates, we’ve had a hard time choosing the new perfect colors. The regular size paint chips just aren’t big enough to image a whole room painted.

We were thrilled to learn Jones Paint and Glass offer pint size samples of ANY COLOR, mixed JUST FOR YOU for only $6! This way we were able to see the ACTUAL paint color, and not just the ink version you get on the chips.

boxwood clippings_perfect size, custom color paint sample

For convenience they also offer these handy dandy sticky sheets that you paint with your sample and stick to the wall.

boxwood clippings_a perfect paint sample

We’re in love coz you can move them about the room to different areas to see how it looks against all your surfaces and change in light. Priced at only $1.19 a sheet we think it’s a genius idea so you don’t have to paint the actual wall to get the vision!

Important Tip: Once you’re in love, take the actual paint sample tin into the store so they can mix the EXACT measurements for your bigger match.

Now we’ve got our colors all picked, stay tuned for our room makeovers!

8 Responses to “The Genius Way to Sample a New Paint Color”

  1. katie @ sappy&happy Says:

    that’s amazing!!!

  2. John Says:

    Way to go girls good luck with your painting.

  3. terri clayton Says:

    Great idea! Takes the stress out of the decision……….good job I’m not a world leader!

  4. LB Says:

    What a clever idea! I’d definitely try the sticky sheets to check out color. However, I’m a huge fan of Lowe’s Valspar paint. It’s a splurge, but definitely worth it. I’ve never been disappointed with this one coat paint.

  5. waterlooheather Says:

    How did you just learn about this?! :)

    But I agree… best invention ever! Although – sometimes dangerous. I once took home 7 samples. Oops!

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