What happens after you purchase?
We’ll need an overview of your color dilemma.
If you buy on a business day, you’ll get an email with instructions for Next Steps within 24 hours.
If it’s the weekend or a holiday, you’ll hear from us by the next business day.
More About Tweaking Formulas:
We get it. You found a color you love BUT it would be perfect if it were just a little…
Lighter? Darker? More/Less Green? More/Less Blue? More/Less Red? More/Less Yellow? More/Less Gray?
THIS IS A COLOR SEARCH SERVICE – IF *YOUR* COLOR IS OUT THERE, WE’LL FIND IT.
If we can’t find the color you’re looking for, then you’ll have to resort to a custom formula.
So, why not just tweak the paint color formula to begin with?
People mistakenly believe when they cut a formula only the part, or element of the color that they don’t like is going to change.
Logically, intellectually they have an expectation of how the cut color will look.
Because they think cutting a paint color formula is like cutting a cookie recipe. A regular batch of cookies yields 2 dozen cookies. If you only want 12 cookies, you just cut the recipe in half.
COLOR DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT:
it’s not similar at all.
When the resulting color doesn’t align with what they logically imagined it would look like, then they question what they see.
Because it literally does not add up.
COLOR HAS 3 DIMENSIONS:
Hue, value (light/dark) and chroma (clean/dirty).
When you adjust a formula all three dimensions are affected – not just the part or attribute that you wanted to change, like lightness.
And there is no way to predict to what degree each dimension will change.
Adding white to a can of architectural paint is also a bad plan. How effective it is lightening the color depends on the strength of the colorants, In some cases you can add an entire gallon of white paint and barely change the color, barely affect the lightness value.
THE BLOGS ARE WRONG:
Despite what you read on the blogs, in every instance it is absolutely a bad idea to play the tweaking the paint color formula game because 98% of the time you’re going to lose.
You don’t know what the color is going to look like until you have it mixed. And as you have may already learned, you have to buy the sample/quart/gallon whether you like the color or not.
Color experts use color measurements to figure out lighter/darker versions of paint colors. Has absolutely nothing to do with the formula.