Lighten up the paint?

rubybaby43September 7, 2010

Hey all! We have a couple of cans of blue paint that our daughter had picked out awhile ago. Things came up and we weren't able to get the painting in her room done. Now I'm thinking the color would be too dark for her room anyway. I'm just wondering how possible is it to lighten up the color? Do we do it ourselves by adding white? Do we just bring them back in where we got them and see what they can do? I know that at least if we bring them back in they will get them mixed a lot better....whether we change the color or not, those can have sat far too long to not get mixed!

Thanks for any input!

Kristy :)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The only thing the paint store can do is darken it.

Make some test paint samples of the dilutions, using a measuring cup so you know the proportions:

1/4 cup blue + 1/4 cup white
1/4 cup blue + 2/4 cup white

Then mix up the remaining paint, using quarts instead of 1/4 cup measures

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 10:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the input! We have several it comes down to deciding what to do.

Kristy :)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 11:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Need help picking out a color for North facing room please!
Hi, I am looking for advice on what color to choose...
Wall color for dark gray couch with yellow accent pillows
Wondering what wall color would look good with a dark...
Help pick paint colors for exterior 1902 victorian
We have a 1902 victorian in a small town in Iowa. Unfortunately,...
Jennifer Weinman
Question about repainting exterior door
The front door on my house is fiberglass, and was painted...
Need help picking up the right paint color for my brand new house
Hi, We must bought a brand new house and request to...
Sponsored Products
Pfaltzgraff 'American Bead' 53-piece Flatware Set
Gin High Spirits Tea Towel - Set of 2
$18.99 | Dot & Bo
Argyle Entry Light by Corbett Lighting
$1,312.00 | Lumens
Blue Arbor Salad Plate
$40.00 | FRONTGATE
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Oriental Weavers Rugs Grace Torres Multi
$58.97 | Home Depot
Elk Lighting 140-3YW 3 Light Pendant in Satin Nickel & Yellow Blaze Glass
Beyond Stores
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™