Imagine my shock upon reading one of my fav blog sites BELLE MAISON when I realized there is a Hi-DEF Advanced Color System paint by Valspar that covers the darkest of colors (as shown above) w/o needing a primer. My 2nd apt allowed tenants to paint as long as we changed it back to the original color. (Insert angry face). I had a dark chocolate wall in living room & a mulberry color in my bedroom. It took two coats of primer and a good two coats of paint and you could still tell we painted over a really dark color. So kudos to the brilliant minds behind this. Click HERE to see more info.