This blue is actually quite grayed on the chip, which is what it has to be because blue get’s very baby blue (remember colour goes up ‘twice as bright’ on the wall) otherwise. Whenever I have a client that wants a pale blue, I always have to show it in context. If I just pull out the blue I think is right, many times they will say – but that’s baby blue!
So then I show them what baby blue really is and that’s when they get that the one I’ve selected is the correct one.
Same goes for greens. If I just pull out a fresh green colour, they will say – “but that’s mint green!!” So then I show a mint green and compare that to the one I’m recommending, then they get it.
How about grays? There are a million of them, some that are warm and sophisticated, and some that are as cold as an icy winter’s day. So, if I am standing in a bathroom (for example) and looking at tiles that I can see have some warm taupy gray tones in it like this one:
Make sure you compare especially when you are choosing whites! Take the white you are considering and compare it with the whitest, white in the deck, OC-65 Chantilly Lace or Decorator White, or Ultra White. Now you can see what you are doing!