Need to find out what color that favorite Benjamin Moore paint color is in Sherwin Williams?? (Pick any companies......)
Well...I can hardly contain my excitement to share with you this website I stumbled across after LONG hours of searching for such a thing........
An online database of Manufacturer's Paint Colors!!!
Let's say you see this photo on Houzz and fall in love.
Underneath the photo you find the color used is Benjamin Moore Mesa Verde Tan.
Since I must use Sherwin Williams, I go to ColorCharts.org and do the following:
1. Type in color in Search Box. In this case, Mesa Verde Tan.
2. Look at results and pick the correct one. In this case, only one result. Click on correct company.
3. To the right, the color will come up (sometimes more than one). Click on the color square.
4. The Color and the Paint Array will show up, helpful in deciding what undertone this color may have. Click the tab "Match This Color" under the paint square.
5. The results will now show any and all companies that have a color very close...and it shows the percentage of match. In my case, I am looking for a Sherwin Williams match and I was thrilled to find a very close one:
6. If you are like me and have every single paint deck from Sherwin Williams, you can go look it up immediately. Or simply take this number to the nearest Sherwin Williams store and get a sample to try on a poster board for your project/home!
|$4.99 at any Sherwin Williams Store|
|Can't remember - $10 - $15 at any Sherwin Williams store|
One HUGE painting tip: When you find a color you think will be perfect, look at the ENTIRE color strip......the one that has up to 5-6 different colors with the one you love. This will help you determine what undertone that color has.....green, pink, yellow, gray........ This is very important. You may have found what you think is a great taupe...but when you paint it on your entire wall, it may have a pink undertone......
Example: A recent customer of another sales gal chose a color called "Compatible Cream" on a color strip. When it was painted in her home, it looked VERY yellow. Almost Big Bird yellow, with the lighting in her home. She was very upset. However, going back and looking at the entire color strip, she would have been able to tell how yellow it was despite the misleading name.
Now, this probably looks quite mellow in some homes, but in hers with the low level of natural light, it was seriously yellow. Not what she wanted.
We are on our 6th poster board trying out paint colors for the main interior color....and we are SO glad we have gone to this trouble and expense ($6 or so for each sample size paint container).
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