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Behr paint color too dark! Help!

Posted by chrissyc72 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 19, 08 at 21:57

We got Behr's Toffee Crunch which is a beautiful color, problem is that my hallway is too small for a dark color. Just did one coat and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to tone it down? Thanks!


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RE: Behr paint color too dark! Help!

Sounds like you like the basic hue, just not that dark, so try mixing white with it. Start with 25% white, 75% Toffee Crunch (1 cup white to 3 cups TC) and mix well. Roll it on the wall and see what you think. If it's still too dark, try going half and half. That way you won't waste the paint you've already bought.

Next choice would be to choose a color one or two shades lighter than TC on the same color strip, but I think first I'd try diluting it with white so you won't waste the paint you originally bought.

Good Luck.


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RE: Behr paint color too dark! Help!

It has been my experience that paint always looks darker than what you think it will. I always try to stick with the middle of the "chip" of the one that you like!@
I'd call the paint store and ask them.


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