Through The Brilliant Brush, Benjamin Moore offers a range of paint samples so you can eliminate the stress of wrong choices, and instead—focus on the transformative power that a fresh coat of colour brings to your home. Choose the paint sampling option that works for you.
Display Chips: In Store & Readily Available
Available for free from The Brilliant Brush, Display Chips are how most homeowners get started on their colour search.
Tips for Using Display Chips
- Pull and play Cut them, fold them, leave them on your walls…use Display Chips to narrow down which colour family you’ll eventually choose.
- Going darker? Lighter? Display Chips are great for seeing different colour values, as they are typically organized by gradations of colour.
- Stack them up Layering and observing helps you compare nuances in warm vs. cool colours and undertones.
- Graduate Once you narrow down a few favourites, move to Paint Colour Samples and/or Colour Swatches.
While Display Chips may be Benjamin Moore’s smallest colour swatches, they remain a vital starting point for narrowing down colour.
Paint Colour Samples: Brush Them On
Benjamin Moore Paint Colour Samples contain actual Benjamin Moore premium interior paint in the colour of your choice. Details include:
- Each 236 mL (8 oz.) plastic, screw-top jar covers approximately one 0.6 m x 0.6 m (2’x2′), two-coat area.
- Sample paint is interior, eggshell finish.
- Samples are available through The Brilliant Brush or online.
Tips for Using Benjamin Moore Paint Colour Samples
- Brush out at least two coats. Two coats create the most accurate colour depiction.
- Consider brushing directly on your wall, especially if your wall is white or a light neutral—the new colour won’t compete against your existing one.
- Consider brushing on a white foam core board, so you can move the colour around the room throughout the day to see how the colour appears in different lighting.
- For exteriors, use the white foam core board approach, because sample paint is formulated for interior use only.
- Take your time: It’s important to observe your painted wall samples during different times of the day. Don’t rush your decision!
Colour Swatches: Tape Them Up
If you don’t want to paint, a Colour Swatch is a great alternative to Paint Colour Samples. A quick and easy way to view paint colour, Colour Swatches are…
- Paper samples that are larger than Display Chips.
- 10 cm x 20 cm (4” x 8”) in size, with each swatch dedicated to one paint colour.
- Available in an eggshell finish.
- For purchase online or at The Brilliant Brush.
Tips for Using Colour Swatches
- Use painter’s tape to safely adhere the Colour Swatch to the wall.
- Observe how colours appear in different lighting in both artificial and natural light sources.
- Compare your colour choices to one another in different light sources as well.
- Keep your Colour Swatches up for a while for a time-tested approach.