It’s a question we’ve all had at some point in the process of redecorating our homes: “how is that color going to look on my walls?” Unfortunately, traditional paint swatches are often so small, it’s hard to imagine how the shades printed on them would look when applied to an entire room. Plus, those samples are almost always dyed to mimic colors instead of being coated with the actual paints, leaving plenty of room for inaccuracy and potentially wasting a lot of your hard-earned money. Luckily, the folks over at Samplize have created a wide variety of removable paint decals to take care of these problems once and for all.
Available in two sizes (12 X 12 inches for “on-the-go color” and 24 X 24 for for “large format visualization”) and six different finishes (flat, velvet, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss), Samplize’ decals aim to meet every decorating project’s individual color-sampling needs. According to the company website, each one is hand-painted using the specific paint color you request — same company and everything. Samplize currently offers the top colors from brands like Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Dunn-Edwards, and it hopes to offer even more color lines in the future as it continues to grow. The company’s FAQ page reads: “If you would like us to stock a specific color that we do not currently carry you can request it using our online color request form!”
Nonetheless, the overall experience of using the decals proved to be a total breeze. The “peel-and-stick” application advertised on the Samplize website is exactly as simple as it sounds, and it took all of about ten seconds to successfully get the decals nice and flat on the wall. Removing and repositioning them was just as easy thanks to their non-damaging adhesive backing. If you’re nervous about ruining your walls with sticky swatches, you can rest assured knowing you’re in good hands with Samplize.
Currently, Samplize’ smaller decals are going for $4.95, while the larger ones will run you $6.95 a piece. If you want the company to make a custom decal for you, you’ll be looking at a one to three-dollar price increase. Overall, if you’re looking for a super quick and easy way to determine how that color is actually going to look on your wall, you’re far better off using something like Samplize than you would be with regular old manufacturer-provided swatches.