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CONTEXT, CONTEXT, CONTEXT!
Here’s Swiss Coffee 12 by Behr in context of its Hue Family neighborhood, 3 Y, on The Color Strategist Color Wheel. The pink arrows point to where Swiss Coffee 12 fits in among the other colors according to its Value 9.33 rounded to 9.25 and Chroma of 0.74 rounded to 0.75.
Swiss Coffee 12 belongs to the Yellow Hue Family. If you look where it plots out on The Color Strategist Color Wheel above, you can see that it’s at 3.24 Y which is almost to the middle of the Yellow Hue Family.
What this means is in a balanced quality of light (meaning there’s a nice mix of all the wavelengths in the visible spectrum) Swiss Coffee’s appearance could be described as warm and creamy. Certainly not a stark white and a little too much colorfulness to call it an “off-white”.
It’s Chroma tells is that it has a fair amount of colorfulness, some body to it and it will be an ever so slightly muted, yet still creamy, warm white.
To test Swiss Coffee 12 in your space. I highly recommend Swatch Right Paint-Peel-and-Stick Color Sample Decals.
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Here’s why Swatch Right™ works better than a white, square board:
YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO PREVIEW AND EVALUATE COLOR. NOT WALLBOARD.
Swatch Right™ mimics the behavior of paint film. Swatch Right™ is a 12″ ergonomically engineered, circle-shaped, paint color sample decal. Hold the tab, paint, peel-and-stick to preview wall color. It’s fun!
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~ Lori Sawaya, Inventor • Color Expert & Strategist
Three super-helpful-to-you things about Swatch Right™ paint color sample decal:
- THE COLOR! Swatch Right Grey™ is a neutral color boost that works for you to achieve color opacity faster. Especially helpful with deep or vibrant colors that require multiple coats.
- THE TAB! You have something to hold on to when applying paint and also some place to write the paint color sample name, number.
- FLEXIBLE! Lo-Tac adhesive so you can reposition it many, many times.