Say you’ve found a possible color for your painting project but you’re not 100 percent sure about it yet. That’s normal! To help you lessen your second-guessing, we’ve got a few suggestions on what you can do. By the end, you’ll either be more confident of your color choice or be compelled to perhaps start finding a new one. (Check out the Color Inspirations section of this blog if you need ideas!)
Use Boysen’s Visualizer Tool
The Visualizer tool in the Boysen App was specifically made to help you get a better picture of what a color would look like once it’s in your space. It does this by letting you digitally “paint” an area with a color of your choice. Sounds cool, right?
Open the Boysen App and choose Visualizer on the bottom portion of the screen. Take a photo—or pick an existing one from your gallery—of the space and either choose “Draw” or “Repaint.” The first lets you color in yourself the area you’re going to paint. The second will replace the room’s current paint color with your chosen new one for you.
If you don’t have the Boysen App yet, it’s definitely worth getting. It has a bunch of other useful features like a paint calculator and a product recommendation tool. It’s free to download so check it out.
See the Color in Person
If you found a paint color through its digital swatch, it’s recommended that you also see its physical counterpart before getting it in large quantities.
Because tech specs vary per device, a color’s digital swatch can look different depending on the screen you’re viewing it from. A physical swatch is a more accurate representation of the paint color.
If it’s a readily available color, you’ll find its physical swatch printed on a Boysen Color Chart. This is typically displayed in-store near the Boysen paint products. If it’s a color that can be mixed at a Boysen Mix and Match station, simply ask to see a swatch of the color from the staff on duty.
Get a Sample Pot for Testing
One of the best ways to know if a paint color suits your space is to test it out. You don’t have to buy big buckets of paint to do this too. Did you know you can get Boysen paints in 200 mL sample pots?
A 200 mL pot of paint can cover approximately 1.25 to 1.50 square meters in one coat. This gives you enough coverage to visualize the paint color in different lighting conditions and how it will well it will interact with the other colors in the space.
There are two ways to get your hands on Boysen’s 200 mL sample pots. You can head to Boysen’s The Color Library where you’ll see actual swatches of more than 1,300 paint colors available for mixing in 200 mL and 1 L containers. You can also purchase sample pots through the Boysen website in the Buy Online section.
Best of luck in your decision-making! Don’t forget to enjoy the process!
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