February 21, 2010

Time to choose paint.  Lots of paint chips:

After a lot of thinking, the current decision is to go with Benjamin Moore’s “sail cloth” on 80% of the walls (kitchen, dining room, living room, back hallway and bedroom), a slightly darker version (BM’s “hush” or possibly “meditation”) in the hallway, and a color in the bathroom.  Currently thinking of using BM’s “crystalline” but it might be too green.  I’ve had a hard time finding the right shade of pale blue-green.  I want it to look classic.  I don’t want it to look like toothpaste.  Here’s a computer generated swatch of 2 of those colors:

sail cloth


We went over and did test patches of color late this afternoon.

The roller handle died so we rolled the paint on with just our hands and the foam round paint applicators.  Very messy!  We were losing the daylight and the only lights in the place are 60 watt working lights, so tomorrow morning at 8am we’re going back round to look at these colors in the daylight.


One comment

  1. I think we used sail cloth in our bathroom recently. You haven’t seen it, but we chose it to match the hallway, other bathroom, and den. It’s a nice neutral.

    Have you considered using a zero VOC paint? If you did, you could advertise that when you go to rent the apartment and people might be more attracted to your place. On the other hand, it tends to be more expensive. We used BM Natura in the bathroom and Mark found it to be a little runny which annoyed him (you know what a paint perfectionist he is). I’ve heard very good things about the quality of Mythic paint (zero VOC and non-toxic) and they can color match to other brands.

    Good luck choosing a paint color. I know it can be overwhelming!

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