Thank you Madeleine Carde LEED AP, of the Sherwin Williams company for this paint color tip from her showroom at the Seattle Design Center.
Madeline Carde, LEED AP The Sherwin-Williams Company
Paint Color Advice: Paint Color Samples on all Sides of Your Residence
Interviewer: Hi Madeline!
Interviewer: I have a question for you: If a homeowner needs help picking up color for the exterior of their house, what would you recommend?
(Narrow your color choices and then buy paint samples)
Madeline: Well, after picking out your paint chip, and kind of narrowing down your color choices, I highly recommend getting a Color To Go quart which we have, which is $4.99 a quart, and painting the side of the walls, especially doing it on each side, then you’ll notice how that color is going to change under the sunlight – North, South vs. East, West, in shady and non-shady areas.
(Paint out color samples on all elevations)
Interviewer: So the color will look different on different sides of the house?
(Morning light is the best to evaluate color)
Madeline: Yes. That’s why it’s good to always paint little swatches on each side, just a nice little square. So that way, you can take into account how that green might change a little bit more to the yellow side or maybe it’s going to look a little bit grayer on the other side of the wall. And you’ll save a lot of money in the end.
(Sunset has a yellowish color cast)
Interviewer: How large of square do you think?
Madeline: Oh that’s a good question! I would definitely maybe do a 2ft x 2ft might be an appropriate size?
(Paint outs should be at least a 2 foot square)
(Paint body and trim colors to evaluate color combinations)
(The color is critical, save time and stress: Hire a Color Consultant. See our list for recommendations in Seattle and Los Angeles: www.shearerpainting.com/colorexperts.php)
Thank you Madeleine Carde LEED AP, of the Sherwin Williams company for this paint color tip from her showroom at the Seattle Design Center. Check out the Sherwin Williams Facebook Page