So, several weeks ago there was an interesting discussion in our house on color. After spending more hours than I can count using Sherwin Williams online paint chooser and looking at other houses in the neighborhood, I had the new house color narrowed down to 5 colors. Off I went to the paint store I went to get little quart samples. Each was painted on the house with a corresponding number.
Me: So, what do you think?
Him: Looks like paint.
Me: Do you like any of them?
Him: Well, I don't like number 4.
Me: Ok, how about number 1?
Him: Anything but number 1 or number 4.
Me: How about number 3?
Him: Anything but number 1, 3 or 4.
and so on and so on.....
Needless to say, we finally came to an agreement, more or less. Number 2 won -- Perfect Griege. Ladies, take my word for it, DO NOT try to explain subtle things like shades, tints and tones to your husband.
Then it started all over again with the trim. Do you have ANY IDEA how many different shades of white there are??? And forget even asking the Bearded One which one he likes. So, I did the next best thing, took my sample of house color and the chips to some of my quilting friends. On the way home, I happened to notice a house that was very close to our main body choice. It had trim just a couple shades darker. It looked wonderful. So, back to the paint store I went. Because, naturally, the next shade darker on my paint strip was way too dark, it was almost charcoal. Eventually I found the right shade, hammered silver. We tested both colors on the house and actually agreed.
Meanwhile, we are off for a much needed campout, ending up at the annual Catherine Creek ReUnion campout with the rest of our VW group.