Monday, March 21, 2011

More House Painting Zzzzzzz



So I buy an interior paint called "Cypress", and I'm thinking it will be a very pale goldenrod yellow color like this. That's what the color chip looked like. I think. You know how those things look different in the store.







But I roll the color on the hall way walls yesterday, and it looks like this: a very pale yellow GREEN color!

I have one of those fancy-schmancy LCD computer screens, so the color on your screen may vary considerably, and they look very close in color, but believe me, on the walls it becomes all too obvious!

Now that I look at both of them, they both have a sort of green-ish color. Ugh.

I want a very pale orange-y yellow, not too baby nursery looking, but not too lemon-y. Make sense? lol...


I guess I'll be making yet another trip to the paint store again... I can't tell you how many times I have gone through this color stuff when it comes to house paint!!

Besides, what was I thinking when all I bought was a small quart of goldenrod color to do the trim around 6 doors? It might do one and a half lol.


Oh well, happy Monday to all my blog friends everywhere, I hope your chores and projects are going better than mine!!
.
.

20 comments:

  1. aaahhh on my computer it looks like a peach colour ;-) Good luck with it, dee x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah, showing colors on computers doesn't translate well lol...

    ReplyDelete
  3. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Snort. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yep. Paint lies. It will look like anything to get you to take it home and roll it all over your walls and then... good luck finding the exact color to make you happy.

    ReplyDelete
  5. lol Christine, I hate painting, but I love the results!

    Helen, I tell you... They make the wrong color chips on purpose so you have to buy 2X the amount of paint!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Look for a yellow tone called Chiffon. Not only pretty, but sounds pretty too :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. =)

    I think I've got it right now:

    Behr colors: Opal Creme and Honey Bird trim color... =D

    Thankfully I have a ton of paint chip colors I brought home to check out last time I went to the paint store.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I don't know how fancy my LCD display is, but I *do* see the yellow/greenish difference.

    I painted my living room twice about 5 years ago as I didn't care for the first shade of green that went on. I hate it when that happens.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is such a pain isn't it?!! I hate it when stuff like that happens :o( Hope you've found the right shade now!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hear you on the color problem front. I hope you soon find the perfect color for you, Miss A. Hugs and love always.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Yeah, second one definitely looks green on my screen. How annoying. Better luck next time!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just wanna paint! Of course, I would probably like that color...weirdo that I am!

    ReplyDelete
  13. ~ * ♥ * ~

    I hate it when that happens ~ I wanted a deep ruby/wine red for the feature walls of our new house. I asked the paint man specifically if it would dry the right tone {because it was lipstick red when in the tin!} and he assured me that it would.

    I took all 15 ltrs of home, painted the walls and voila.... They are dark, but still more vibrant and saturated than I wanted... Bother.

    I decided to leave it, and if it really irritates me, paint over it later. Color tone is so hard to get exact!!

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
    ~ * ♥ * ~

    ReplyDelete
  14. The worst is the paint that streaks so bad (thanks, Martha Stewart) that you have to put 2 coats on which makes the paint twice as off color from what you thought you were getting after much deliberation. Good luck—a lot of work, so I hope you are satisfied with the end result. PS: I have a ton of painting to do myself, but I've come down with a very bad case of spring fever, right on the heels of the winter doldrums. l can only pray I'll recover before the dog days of summer.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Streaking seems to be caused by trying to roll out paint from the roller too hard. I've found by loading the roller well, then covering a small part of the wall, then loading the roller again, the results are good.

    Of course I didn't know that when I did the living room, but I followed such a square pattern of painting all the way around, it looks like it's supposed to be like that lol...

    ReplyDelete
  16. maybe you could take something and have it matched? To me thats the wors part of painting is praying the color will be so/so I've lucked out on most of my stuff. hang in there it will be worth it in the end!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Does mowing lawns count as a project? If so, I did great

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yellow is super hard to pick. I messed up a few years ago and painted my daughter's room a yellow that looked electric! It was awful! Like you said, you don't want it too bright, but you don't, necessarily, want it too pale and look babyish. Right?
    Be sure to post the "after" pictures.
    Take care,
    Angela

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am back living and raising a family in my 50's house I grew up in. We have a serious illness in the family so I don't have enough money to get the house back to its original look. I am, however, looking for the green color that our house was painted when I was a kid in the late 50's, early '60. Anyone know where to look? I am also looking for a pale yellow. Let me know when you find one,

    ReplyDelete
  20. Google, there are vintage color chip charts out there . . .

    Also, there were many different shades of green. I know because my kitchen is painted a 50's green and it's not any green you'd think of when you think of the 50's lol...

    ReplyDelete