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How do you use a Clark+Kensington color chart?

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The Clark+Kensington color chart is accessible online through ThePaintStudio.com, Ace Hardware's official website for its private-label line of paints. The Clark+Kensington paint color chart categorizes various hues under Core Palette, Mix + Match, Exterior, Kids and Whites + Neutrals. When you click on a particular category, the color palette for it appears, and you can choose which hues are right for your needs. Each color square in the chart is labeled with its name and number, which serve as reference.

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Click on a color square to see a larger version that you can print or send as an email. Before browsing through the Clark+Kensington color chart, however, select a favorite color, which can be the main color or accent, from an artwork, a rug or a furniture piece in the room that is to be painted. Think about the colors that you find attractive, and use them as a reference point.

It is also helpful in the color selection process to consider the overall mood of the room, wherein neutrals and cool colors are soothing while dark and stronger colors are dramatic and stimulating. When choosing more than one color in the chart, start with the boldest color, and pick out the other colors based on your first color choice. The Clark+Kensington paint line comes in hundreds of colors and can be custom-tinted to almost any color.

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