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Friday, August 05, 2005

The Seabiscuit of Paint Colors

No one thought he could do it, but he did it! He came from behind, beating out top-ranked contenders Empire Gold and Billiard Green! And who is this surprise high-achieving paint color?

DARK MUSTARD!



All lame horse racing jokes aside, we finally found a color we both (and our neighbor D, who I called in for a conference) liked. On my computer screen, the color is coming across more brown than it is in real life. Here on my dining room wall, it's a pumpkiny color, very nice and spicy and warm.

We determined that the Empire Gold was just too bland next to the red living room and was too matchy-matchy with the furniture, and the Billiard Green was too dark. But this Dark Mustard is just right! Uh-oh, I'm mixing metaphors. Is it horse racing or Goldilocks?

Oh well, the point is we love this color! The only trouble is we didn't know we loved it until I got home and tried the sample on the wall, so we still have no paint to work with tomorrow. Still, I feel joy knowing that the color is chosen.

And since I don't have a working digital camera at the moment, the next best thing (courtesy of the Benjamin Moore Color Viewer 2.0):



In other possibly good news, the guy at the paint store directed me to a company in town that may be able to order soapstone for our kitchen counters! Even if they do have it, we'll have to wait and see about the price. We may still go with the 3-inch or 1.5-inch hex tile on the counters if it's too expensive. By the way, I got a sample of the 3-inch hex in the mail, and I'm waiting on the 1.5-inch to compare.

OK, I'm off to enjoy my Friday night. Hmm, what to do on Saturday now?

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3 Comments:

Jocelyn said...

sounds like a good choice on the color. I like being more adventurous with colors too- plain white or beige everywhere is just dull to me...

8:24 PM  
Becky said...

Looking good! You guys have such great taste. I'll keep my fingers crossed on the countertops for you.

11:48 PM  
Chris said...

Love it!!!

9:22 PM  

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