A couple of weeks ago, I came across a product called My Color Keeper. I wrote to the company and asked if it would be possible to get a sample, and within a week I received two Color Keepers in the mail. I think it’s a great little product, and want to share it with you in case you haven’t heard of it.
My Color Keeper is essentially your own little personalized fan deck. It allows you to keep a record of the colours you've used throughout your home, both indoors and outdoors. The concept is pretty simple and straightforward.
- Open the screw holding the deck together and remove the cards. Apply a paint colour to as many cards as you need (up to twelve per deck) and allow to dry.
- Flip the card over and record all the information about the paint colour – what rooms(s) you used it in, if you used it indoors or outdoors, the brand, the colour name and number, the sheen, where you purchased the paint, the painter’s name (if you hired a painter), and any special formula information.
- Return the cards to the screw, re-attach the deck, and there you go – your very own personal fan deck with a record of all the paint colours in your home.
There’s also a card that will hold a business card from your paint store, painter, decorator, or contractor. My Color Keeper is small enough to fit into your purse or pocket, so you can bring it with you when you’re shopping for furniture and fabrics.
If you’re interested in picking up a Color Keeper, contact YHDistributors to find a retailer near you in Canada.
Phone : 888-933-5999
If you’re in Ottawa, you can get a Color Keeper at Hampton Paint (a Benjamin Moore dealer) located in the Hampton Plaza at Carling & Kirkwood. And seeing as I have two Color Keepers, I think I’ll give one away to one of my readers. Just leave a comment below and tell me what your favourite paint colour is (brand and colour name). I’ll use random.org to pick a winner on October 26th.