Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paint swatches!

Get your judging pants on. Our house painter put up some swatches yesterday..

Scene 1:

Pewter Green, Saucy Gold door, Ivoire trim

I think it reads a little grayer on the swatch. For the record I hate the trim color. This is the painter's favorite.

Pewter Green, Saucy Gold door, Ivoire trim

Scene 2:

Turkish Coffee, Raging Sea door, Creamy trim

Turkish Coffee, Raging Sea door, Creamy trim

Scene 3:

Roycroft Pewter, Offbeat door, Summer White trim

Roycroft Pewter, Offbeat door, Summer White trim
Scene 4:

Peppercorn, Amber Wave door, Napery trim

Peppercorn, Amber Wave door, Napery trim

This last one definitely reads kind of purple. It's very pretty (I think it's my favorite) but I worry we'll be "that purple house." And of course, all the this is conjecture because everyone's monitor will render the colors differently. But tell me what you think anyway. Or if you know where I live come by and look underneath the kitchen window. But not IN it! I hate it when you do that, it's so creepy.

I'm hoping the sun will come out soon so we can see how it looks under something other than clouds. And we have the samples here so I'll paint bigger swatches once Greg and I actually talk to each other (we're like ships in the night this week) and see if he hates all of them. It's possible.

28 comments:

  1. I vote for Turkish Coffee, Raging Sea. Second choice Peppercorn, Amber Wave door.

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  2. CHOICE 3!!!! Pewter, offbeat door and summer white all the way! LOVE that door color

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  3. I like choice three!

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  4. Sadly, Greg hates Offbeat, which is sad because I love it too!

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  5. Scene 4 is my fave, followed closely by Scene 3.

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  6. Thank you, ma'am! I love the colors you use in your home, so I'm listening. :)

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  7. I love the second one in the mock-up, although it looks dark (to me, on this computer) in the actual swatch. And I really wish now that I could come peer creepily into your kitchen window.

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  8. One weekend I went to the kitchen to make coffee and Greg's stepfather was outside the window, holding a rocking chair over his head. I had no pants on and it was like all of my worst nightmares rolled into one.

    That's the only time I ever rethunk the no-curtains-in-the-kitchen decision.

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  9. I like the last one. I do like the pewter, but the door color on that one frightens me.

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  10. P.A.N. All the way. All great choices though.

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  11. I like #3 but with #1's door color. #1 is my second choice.

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  12. Loving Scene 3 - upbeat and fresh

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  13. Greg hates that door color, so sadly (for me) it's not in the running. :(

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  14. Thank you! (It's my favorite too.)

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  15. Thanks, Loree! Greg hates the door color but I have vowed to find a place for it somewhere in our house.

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  16. I think you just voted for what we're going to do! We love that orange.

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  17. Scene 3, hands down! But Scene 2 is my second favorite :)

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  18. i vote for turkish coffee with amber waves door, and creamy trim! this is so much fun when its someone elses house..lol...

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  19. The last one gets my vote...love the orange door! I'm gonna be sooooo jealous when you're done!

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  20. I like turkish coffee but not the sea green door. fwiw.

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  21. I like the Turkish Coffee combo. Which surprises me because I was sure I liked the Pewter, but I don't think I do anymore. At least not in comparison. The brown is so warm and the door is so PRETTY :)

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  22. Is that because it looks like your house? ;)

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  23. In graduate school my boyfriend and I lived NEXT DOOR to his dad. I totally, totally know.

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