Remember my first test of orange paint? Too bright. I Returned to the paint store, and found a "test paint"- basically tempera paint/primer. I'm really liking the deeper, richer orange....Can you see the difference?
I didn't have such good luck with a selection of blue paint for Avery's twin bed. This was the darkest color they had - not nearly the navy-to-midnight hue I'm searching for. (again, this was a water-based "sample")