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« on: September 13, 2012 05:15:06 PM »

Hi all,

I have a new home with a large L shaped living/dingin room.  Right now its a nice kinda kacki green neutral and flat.  Problem is, its too dark in the room as it is during the day and I feel like I'm in a cave.  There are three large floor to almost ceiling windows but they're all north facing with a tree out there too. 

Seeing that its such a large room,  wanted to paint it something brighter but also have some personality.  I was going to do two walls (the inner corner of the L) in a dark purple... almost blackish kind of purple.  Something like this...

I was going to do a yellow with it.  But I"m not sure what colour of yellow.  I've waivered between neutral yellow/beige, to bright yellow to a more orangey yellow. 

Anyone have a suggestion of a nice yellow?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012 07:49:38 PM »

I came home from Canadian Tire with Lemon Zest from Origins by Benjamin Moore today. It's on the second page in the top row, third from the right. I picked it because, compared to it's nearest competitor, it was very consistent from indoor fluorescent lighting to daylight at the front of the store. It shades ever so slightly towards the green, perfect for the energizing, vintage-y feeling I want in my craft room Cheesy

Your best bet is to grab a whole bunch of sample cards and take them home. That way, you can compare different shades of purple and yellow at different times of day to determine which ones you like best.

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012 03:44:48 PM »

That's a very nice yellow.  Right now I'm leaning towards Himilayan Morning which is on the same page as yours, second row, 5th from the right.  Its a little more green but I think I would be happier in the long run with it.

I find it doesn't look the same on the computer as it does on the chip though.  And I've tried different computers.  Unfortunate.

I will look for yours when I return.  I have a huge stockpile of yellow samples from all over.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015 09:10:40 PM »

Wow.  I posted this Sept 2012 and just bought the paint :/

next up, before and after pics!

Hopefully it won't take that long to paint...
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