Please see the attached photo. The color to the left was Benjamin Moore
Gray Wisp 1570, the soft beige to the right is Benjamin Moore Alaskan
The boards to the bottom are unprimed sheet rock, while the test
patches on the wall are painted on Benjamin Moore primed surfaces.
The color came out quite different on the primed surface than the
swatch card, while the bare sheet rock actually looked closer to the
original color on the swatches.
I thought with the primer applied, I was supposed to get a more
accurate color from the paints. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong,
and what can I do to ensure color accuracy?
Please note that lighting conditions, reflection angles, layering and
other factors have all been considered and tested. The problem
persists, and this kind of color discrepancy makes the color swatches
rather useless. It has just become impossible to select BM colors based
Please help. Thank you.