One of the big mistakes a lot of people make when choosing colors for a space is trying out too many colors at one time. In my opinion, if you put too many colors up on the wall at once, all you’re really looking at is a mosaic or a quilt. The colors start to form new relationships with one another, and the eye doesn’t know how to sort them out.
My method would be to brush out individual samples on small cardstock — 8x10 will do just fine. You can separate them, single them out, and move them around the home or apartment and match them to fabrics and tiles at different times of the day.
In this instance, we settled on Coventry Gray, Benjamin Moore HC-169. The kitchen is clean and modern, and we wanted something simple but not simply white, to unite the rest of the room.(Images: Mark Chamberlain)