an upcycler and DIYers best friend.
They allow you to bring colour options into the
surroundings they'll be used in
so you can evaluate them firsthand.
that may not be obvious online, but become quite evident
when viewing a colour chart.
A colour can cast green, blue, grey, yellow and so on
having warm or cool undertones.
Light and environment, including the time of day,
the season and forms of artificial light can
alter a colour dramatically.
With a paint deck, you can move
from room to room, reassessing colours
at different times of the day.
They are also helpful when pulling inspiration from
objects in the room such as a pillow, artwork or rugs.
Because they are "portable" you can take them with you
to coordinate soft furnishings and other decor items.
Just toss the Paint Deck in your bag or car...and go shopping!
the way you view colours.
Be cautious when comparing colour to colour,
they can look very different when next to each
other versus when placed,
for example, next to pure white or on their own.
It is a good idea to isolate your selection
by placing white paper next to it,
to see the true undertones.
Once you've narrowed down your decision, Sample Pots or
Sample Bags are worth their weight in paint!
For the cost of a sample bag from
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint ($10)
or Fusion Mineral Paint Tester Pot ($8) you can save
yourself from buying a larger size of
a colour that might not be exactly what you wanted.