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Entries in Paint (2)

Friday
Apr252014

Spring is Here! (right?)

Finally, I feel like I've come out of the deep hibernation that was the winter of 2013/14.  Please let it be here to stay!

I was searching for colors for my mom's front door when I came upon this image and felt like it was breath of fresh spring air.  Bright greens & blues, and classic navy - of which I've long been a fan.

Ah, lovely.

Thursday
Apr142011

Why It's Important to Test Colors Before Painting 

The color in the middle of the picture below is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan, one of my all time favorite go-to colors for a light beige neutral. 

 

I had my client paint the two right samples on the wall to see how he liked them during different times of day.  When I went over the next day to check the samples, right away I knew the color on the right was out (Benjamin Moore Creamy White).  It looked fluorescent in my client 45th floor, full-light condo.  I was surprised to see that Manchester Tan looked almost purple in full sun, darker in the hallway.  Thank goodness I went over there - it could have been a disaster.

What I thought Manchester Tan would look like, based on past experience and google searches.

So, I ran over to Ace Hardware and grabbed a sample of Benjamin Moore Carrington Beige, which looks SO similar to Manchester Tan in the paint deck but completely different on the walls.  I wanted a warmer tone & this color ended up being our choice.

Picking paint color can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be! Take the time to pick up samples of a few different colors & paint them on different walls.  See how you like it in different light, times of day, etc. and then make your decision!