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Old 11-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #1
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Dunn Edwards velvet looks darker than eggshell?

I painted 1x1 square of the same color, sand castle, the velvet looks darker, from an angle it looks a lot darker? Strange? Why?
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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Dunn Edwards velvet looks darker than eggshell?

Hi titan7, this is Dave Heiligenthal, Product Manager for Dunn-Edwards Paints. It is not uncommon for the same color to appear different when tinted in different sheens. The visual difference is attributed to the sheen rather than the actual color difference. The sheen reflects or diffuses more or less of the color back to the eye. A good example of this would be a flat versus a gloss black. Although from a color perspective they may be the same, the actual look of these two will be different due to the depth of image and high reflectance of the gloss coating giving the black a much deeper/darker look than the flat black. For more on gloss, refer to the “Selecting the Right Gloss” guide on the Dunn-Edwards website: Hope that helps!
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #3
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Dunn Edwards velvet looks darker than eggshell?

thanks Dave! I love the paint!! Used to use box store paint, then used some suprema on a bedroom, WOW, what a difference.

The color shifted to an slight green tint with the velvet, I like the lower sheen of velvet but the color looks better in eggshell. I guess I was just think it would be the same as with white paint, exact same color, just less sheen, perhaps colors other than white are different.

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