Utilizing Paint Samples




Image showing eight 8oz paint samples, two color chips and a painting tray with a painting roller.

The often-challenging task of choosing a wall color can be made easier by using paint chips or test samples. These items will help you visualize how the color will appear in your space before committing to the purchase of a larger amount of paint. The paint chip samples are free to pick up at the store display, and 8 oz. test samples are available for purchase in any color.

A woman testing out paint samples on the wall. She has three paint swatches painted on the wall each 6 inches apart from one another. In the foreground is the paint samples jars.

The beauty of test samples is you can paint them out in larger swatches to really get a view of how the color will look. Be sure to leave some space in between the samples so it is easier on the eye. Step back, compare and determine which one feels like the right fit and that you enjoy viewing.

Image of three painted swatches on the wall of three different colors. In the foreground is a row of BEHR Color Sampes in different sheens.

Some other tips include testing the colors on different walls to see how certain light affects the color at different times of the day. You can paint one swatch in direct sunlight and another in indirect sunlight. It is also helpful to paint near artificial light to see how it will look at the end of the day without natural light.

You can choose between our 8oz BEHR Color Sample which have paint and primer in one. Those come in Flat, Eggshell, Satin or Semi-Gloss. You can also get 8oz samples in Dynasty, which is our one coat hide product, those come in Matte, Eggshell, Satin or Semi-Gloss.

Start off on our BEHR  website to locate the color you want to sample. You can find those online through Home Depot or at your local Home Depot store.

Colorfully Yours,


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