Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dill PIckle Green?


HELP!

There are just too many to choose from! I went to pick out green colour paint chips to choose a green paint for my new sewing room...and I can't pick one! There just isn't quite the right colour that I want for my room. And oh vey, the names on these colours, where do they come up with them? I think I really prefer the names they assign to our lovely silks and even the numbering of good ol' DMC. Yes there is even one called 'Dill Pickle' and as much as I love nothing better than a good crunchy dill pickle, I don't really think I want to paint my room that colour.

So far, I'm leaning towards Hancock Green and Van Alen Green, although the Italian Ice Green is nice, but a little light. I wonder if I should pull out some of my floss and get the paint people to computer colour match one of those?

I added a link on my sidebar to the Prairie Schooler Wreath SAL started up by Tanya, designer of The Sampler Girl. We're starting on July 23 and there's lots of room for whoever wants to join us!

19 comments:

Nancy said...

So many pretty greens! I have seen rooms painted a pale Chartreuse or a Lettuce green, and they are beautiful. I love color!

Hazel said...

I like the middle one 3rd one in lol! Great wreath idea. I have no prairie schooler charts but have a few that I have been eyeing up. Christmas ones at that! I will consider this. Do you make them into little ornies/ cushions and then just fasten them on?? xx

AnnMcD said...

Wendy,

We have a paint guy here in Brighton who can match any colour you throw at him. Dan says he is the best colour matcher he has ever met and Dan knows alot of paint store guys! He matches paint to the background of Wallpaper for Dan on a regular basis so if you can't find a colour you like, tell me the DMC number and we can get George to make a gallon of it for you!

Kendra said...

A couple of suggestions on your paint...

Choose something that's dark enough to look like it's actually green. For our great room, we chose a pretty light mocha color...looked really nice in the store and on the paint chip. But with the natural light in the room, you can barely tell there's any color. The Hancock Green is one of those very light colors that might not show up in a real room, you know? If you like that particular "line" of green, go a shade or two darker.

On the other hand, don't choose something that's so dark that you feel like you're in a cave in the room. My aunt chose some really pretty colors for her house, but once they were painted, it made the rooms A LOT darker and made them feel smaller.

Painting is tricky! Good luck with choosing...we spent a good long while agonizing over paint chips and we still "messed up" on some of our choices!

xstitch.nl said...

May I confuse you even more and say that I adore the Georgian Green Picholine...?
I think yours is an excellent idea. Pick the perfect greens from your floss collection and tell the paint people to do their thing!

Lauren said...

Hmm, I like Hancock best, I think. Oh man, that dill pickle green doesn't really remind me of a pickle at all!

Lynn said...

I like the Hancock green myself. It's just right, not too dark and not too light. It's pleasant on the eyes too which is important if you're spending a lot of time in this room.

Tannia said...

I say test that paint computer to its limits and take along some leaf or vegetable or floss card that is the colour you want ;) I love testing the paint people!

Going to be doing a spot of that myself in the very near future...do you realise just how many shades of 'off white' there are?

Kathy said...

So many greens, so little time! Take your favorite floss green to Dan's favorite store. I am sure he can match it.

Jeanne said...

I hate picking paint colors - it's so hard. It's worth the investment to get a quart of a couple you like and test them out as you never really know until you see it on the walls! Thanks Wendy for mentioning the PS Wreath SAL - I have signed up - what a great idea. I have more PS charts than any other so the only hard part will be deciding which one to use.

Karen said...

I love green!! So hard to choose paint colours for a room though. Good luck finding the perfect shade! :)

stitcherw said...

So many lovely colors, good luck with deciding on just one.
Sue

Anonymous said...

I went to Heer's Paint & Wallpaper in Kitchener with 3 skeins of floss when I redid the kitchen. Worked out beautifully.

quiltorstitch said...

Look at all of those pretty colors, so difficult to decide! Dill Pickle green LOL! Now that is quite the color. I like the Hancock Green. I wouldn’t want to suggest another idea I have… okay I will :) My hubby recently painted my living room. Since I wanted a brighter color of blue in it, he did the bottom half blue, and the top half tan, and separated it with a chair rail. It looks pretty nice, and you can have a stronger color that way :)

Any color you pick will look so good, they are all so bright and cheery.

tkdchick said...

Definately too many greens! Christin's Mom had the paint store match a skien of 504 for her bedroom!

Cathy said...

Way too many choices, no wonder it is difficult to decide!

I've been following KarenV's progress on her Prairie Schooler wreath. It looks wonderful!

Rachel sent you a lovely PIF too!

Carol said...

Wendy, We recently used green to paint our 2 bathrooms - we used "Sage Sweater" by Ralph Lauren, from the Home Depot in Whitby. I have to say I really am pleased with it - not too light, or dark - nice and fresh. Just thought I'd share that - there sure are "alot" of greens aren't there... I know I had a hard time choosing. Love your blog by the way, I think we might have met at one of the stitching events in Whitby? My name is Carol (I sometimes design under the name "The Stitcher's Habit"). I live up in Greenbank. You're always welcome to come and see the "green" bathrooms - good luck choosing...
Carol

monique said...

Hmmm I like the pickle green LOL I'm assuming you are looking for something a bit "calmer" though :) Good luck picking!

bunnyhead said...

Hold all the samples up together next to the room's molding, floor covering, and furniture. Look at them in daylight and at night with lamps on and you should be able to narrow the choices. You'll be surprised how different the colors will look. I have a green room and chose shades that were muted and even a little gray which is very green on the walls but calm and soothing. It's my favorite room :)