What is the easiest way to color match

DWQA QuestionsWhat is the easiest way to color match

What is the easiest way to color match paint?

I patched a few things in our new house and the old owners said they would leave all the paint…out of 20+ cans, this blue is not there. The entire kitchen to the right is the same blue.

We bought items to match this blue because we were going to keep it but I don’t know how to colour match it and if I can’t I’m just going to use the Stonington Grey that I already have a big pail of.

Tips?

13 Answers
answered 7 months ago

Sherwin Williams needs a sample at least about a quarter size. Cut it off somewhere and fix it when you’re done

answered 7 months ago

SW paint specialist can match it with a small sample. Pics dont work due to lighting, pixels and auto correct on colors.

answered 7 months ago

Your going to have to repaint the whole thing regardless because the paint wont be the exact match

answered 7 months ago

Can grab some swatches and compare at home, also.

answered 7 months ago

Take a chip off, about 1″ square, and bring to store.

answered 7 months ago

Menards does color matching too. Just cut a small piece and take it in

answered 7 months ago

I cut a top layer piece out of an area of the wall that’s highly visible and get Benjamin Moore to perfectly match the color and sheen every time.

Some people suggest taking a sample from a hidden area like a closet or behind a curtain, but paint fades over time from sunlight etc, and doing it this way tends to never match 100%. The big box stores only match it correctly 40% of the time MAYBE, while places like BM or Sherwin Williams does it right every single time.

answered 7 months ago

Chip some off and take it to a paint or hardware store.

answered 7 months ago

Cut off a 1″ sq. and take to stite for computer match

answered 7 months ago

Just repaint. New paint never looked the same as old paint when applied even if it is the same color

answered 7 months ago

Yes, stick to gray.
Your chairs are that color already.

answered 7 months ago

Remove a light switch cover or plug cover and see if you can get piece from one of those locations. I have taken a dime sized piece and they matched it..

answered 7 months ago

Benjamin moore is my fave. But use the paint thats already on the way. Take a chip of the existing paint to your paint store. They can match it close to perfect.