Yesterday, I told you how I combined 6 paint samples and painted over the red paint in my dining room. It turned out really pretty, but it is not the final paint color for the room. A few of you asked me what I used...here's what I mixed up:
Sherwin Williams quart samples:
Benjamin Moore sample:
Two coats covered the red pretty well. It was difficult to tell because the second coat went on at the end of the day and then a coat of our real color went on after that.
It's hard to see here, but all of the colors except for the Gray Owl, are a shade of green. Rainwashed is a little bluer, but it's still green. My paint sample is on the left. It looks grey in the photo, but the photo of it painted on the dining room walls is what it actually looked like in person Depending on the time of day & where the sun was, it looked a minty green to a minty grey.
When you look at the sample I painted on paper, it looks nothing like how it looks like on the wall! If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I never would believe it's the same paint. I'm considering using this color in another room because it was so pretty.
The second coat of grey (the final color) has been painted and now the trim work begins! Hopefully, the trim will be finished by the end of the week. The grey that I chose was by Olympic, but I had the guys at Lowe's mix it up in Valspar. The color is Secret Passage and it's a blue -grey.
Hope you staying warm and not in the way of the big storm that's moving across the Midwest and the East Coast!