Do you want an entirely different color for house painting in Danville but haven’t yet decided on that matter? Perhaps you know what color would perfectly suit your room but you’re not able to find it in the chip samples? Alternately, is your room ready for the perfect color but a new coat of paint would make the room feel fresh or repairs are needed? Do you have a loud yellow color that’s been on the garage for too long? If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, then custom mixed colors may be the solution to your dilemma.
You can achieve your desired color in one of two ways: mix your own paints or get a custom match from a paint or hardware store.
By mixing the colors by yourself, all you have to do is buy a shade that will closely match your desired color. Experiment by adding white paint for a lighter color, or black paint for a darker color. You can also achieve some undertones by adding another paint of a different color.
You may also samples of your custom color to the paint company you are using and have your samples matched through computer technology. Custom mixed paint, from a professional vender or seller, is the easiest way to get the color you want. With the help of technology, color matching has never been easier or more amazing.
There are ways to get custom paint at the store. You will need to have a sample, obviously. This can be difficult if your wall is your only sample. You can try taking digital pictures of your wall in different lighting and print them out. Once your printed image matches your wall, you’re good to go. However, this would prove quite difficult to achieve.
Another way of getting a custom match is to remove a small portion of your wall (a 1” x 2” sample should work) and bring it to the paint store. Get your wall sample from an area that won’t be noticed such behind outlet covers or switch plates. Another option is to pick a corner and remove a small section, and then fix the drywall afterwards.
You may also want to create an ideal custom mixed paint entirely on your own. Of course, this can be more difficult and it is a bit risky, but it can also be fun and unleash your hidden creativity. Besides, this is the only feasible option if the perfect paint color exists nowhere but in your mind. Consult a color wheel to help you decide your custom mixed color.
To apply your desired paint color, coat your wall with your base shade which is similar to what you want. Try not to change the color more than one or two shades. Make sure that you get enough paint for you entire project; it’s also a good idea to measure your room first before purchasing your paint so you’ll have a little for touch-ups if they are needed.
If the color you want is a bit darker, mix your own preferred paint with a small amount of black or gray. Just remember that a tiny bit of black paint can make a huge difference. Gray is used best for colors with a lighter shade.
Conversely, if you want to lighten your paint, add white paint. Unlike when using with black paint, you may need more white paint to see the noticeable difference. It’s an even better idea to use white as your base and then add a small amount of the paint color you want lighten.
Aside from mixing base colors with other paint colors to make them appear lighter or darker, there are other options available to customize your paint color. You can improve the color by adding in more of one of its base colors. For instance, to make a dull gray more lively and vivid, add in a bright yellow. Conversely, if you want to tone down a very intense color, add paint with a complementary color (color that is directly opposite of each other in the color wheel, such as red and green).
You can modify the hue or the “warmth” of the paint by incorporating dark yellows to get the warmer hues or use blue for cooler hues. However, this method is quite tricky, so it’s always better to begin with a base color that is close to your preferred hue.
Customizing your own paint color takes a lot of work and experimentation. It can be also be complicated but at the same time it could be fun and creative as well. Whether you choose to mix the paints yourself or have your paint mixed, always remember to use only high quality paints, and begin your house painting in Danville with a good primer.