Picking just the right paint color can be one of the hardest choices you make as a homeowner. With tons of options in every shade under the sun, it can be trying and stressful to find the perfect one…not to mention messy and time consuming. How can we be expected to pick the perfect shade of green when the color swatch only gives us a few inches of color to decide from? And then when we actually do narrow to our top 5 colors, we buy samples, and paint those samples all over our walls only to find out they’re not right either and now we’ve got a wall with splotches of color all over it.


So what if there was a way to sample all the paint colors you wanted on a larger scale than a few inches without even picking up a paint brush? Well, your prayers have been answered.

The new trend in paint is peel and stick paint samples that allow you to try out paint colors without actually getting any paint on the wall. Convenient and mess-free, they are offered by several paint companies now and we think they’re genius. You can put them anywhere, then take them off, and put them back on somewhere else. Endless opportunities for paint sampling without having to actually paint on the walls. LOVE. IT.



Big paint companies like Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Farrow and Ball have all recently adopted this method of sampling for their customers through a website called Samplize. Each sample will run you a mere $5.95 for a 12″x 12″, which is nothing when you think about how much headache and decision time your saving. 

They say that unlike traditional swatches that are dyed to mimic paint, this option offers hand painted decals that are as accurate as they come and can even show the underlying texture on the wall just like if you were actually painting. We also love the versatility of these because you can wrap these babies around corners and experiment with the color in a variety of locations in the room by simply re-sticking them.

Has anyone tried these? If so, we’d love to hear your feedback!