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Hey Duchess

I'm painting my living room and kitchen and I seem to be color blind. The colors samples look completely different in the store than they do when I bring them home. I like earth tone colors in cream, beige and light brown. Find me the perfect color and brand and get on it asap.





11-12-2017 05:11 PM
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Oooohhh fun!

It'll cost you $50 an hour and I think this could take all night. Sarcastic

Go here - https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer#/active

You can upload your own pix and play around with color. They also have their own images that you can experiment with. It allows you to see how different colors will look on your chosen walls.






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11-12-2017 06:03 PM
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Thank you. I'm going to try it and I'll post what it looks like if I'm able to upload the pictures.





11-12-2017 06:21 PM
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(11-12-2017 05:11 PM)sally Wrote:  The colors samples look completely different in the store than they do when I bring them home.


It's the lighting.

It's often recommended that one live with the color for a few days in order to see it in all the lighting changes that occur throughout the day/evening. I understand that's terribly difficult to do with the tiny samples that are given to take home. I've known people to buy 8 oz paint samples and paint poster board or something similar and lean it against their walls so they have a better idea of what it will look like as a whole. I realize that sounds like a lot of trouble to go to but this is an important decision that you will be living with for what could be years.






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11-12-2017 06:35 PM
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I have 15 different samples taped to the wall and they all look like shit. My husband said to just go with an off white, but I want something different. We already have off white.





11-12-2017 07:24 PM
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How about the color in Clangs apartment, I think it's called Satan's Sulfur Medley.





11-12-2017 10:13 PM
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It's actually called Miraculous Mildew and I don't think it will match my color scheme.





11-12-2017 10:17 PM
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I found a color called Navajo Sand. It's not very bold or daring, it's more neutral and boring, but a safe choice.





11-12-2017 10:37 PM
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You don't have to worry about it stealing your work boots but hide the Vodka!





11-12-2017 10:51 PM
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(11-12-2017 10:17 PM)sally Wrote:  It's actually called Miraculous Mildew and I don't think it will match my color scheme.

Its actually called "Bad Sloppy Paint Job and Color Choices by Landlord"

They even put too much caulking/grout in the bathroom.






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11-12-2017 11:41 PM
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Gout in your caulk would be miserable.





11-13-2017 12:05 AM
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(11-12-2017 05:11 PM)sally Wrote:  I like earth tone colors in cream, beige and light brown.

I like those colors too.

Almost all my walls inside the house are butterscotch with caramel trim and have been for 13 years. They need painting so bad.

I'm really liking the new interior greys from Kelly Moore and Sherwin Williams. They look great with wood or stone floors + really colorful and/or neutral furnishings and art.

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^ Love this combination.





11-13-2017 10:22 AM
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Grey scale is in right now.





11-13-2017 10:24 AM
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(11-13-2017 10:24 AM)BigMark Wrote:  Grey scale is in right now.


It certainly is, it's been everywhere for a couple years now and there's no evidence that it's slowing down.






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