There is an obvious downside here - what to do if I run out, or need to touch up, etc. So far, it hasn't been a problem, but I'm sure that day will come.
Yesterday, I finally made it to Lowe's to pick up some chips that will get you close.
Here's what I came up with.
The dining room.
I found this color in the "Lowe's Creative Ideas For Color" display.
Tranquility CI 183
It also says "Valspar Signature Colors" on the back.
I picked up this chip on a whim....I really thought my color was much darker, but I think my white woodwork really sets it off and makes it appear much more colorful.
This is an "American Tradition" color.
Parisian Mist 7005-6.
I'm liking these names....can you even imagine the job of making up paint color names?
Now, it is kind of a dreary day, so I couldn't really get a good photo of it compared to my actual kitchen color. I would say my green is maybe just a half shade brighter. Not much though. This is pretty close. And once again, this is much lighter than I would have thought.
Keep in mind, my house is very light and bright, so light colors have a pretty big impact. Every color is different in every lighting situation.
Dining room china cabinet.
This one's pretty close, but more on the yellow side than mine.
Once again, "Creative Idea's for Color", Valspar.
Katydid CI 240
I totally missed the boat on my blue dining room buffet. I realized my blue has quite a blackish tone to it, so next time I'm at Lowe's, I will try again.
I hope this at least gives you a starting point, and don't be afraid to be your own color mixologist!
In other going to the city news, for years and years I have been looking for a nice spring weight jacket. These cuties are the first thing I saw yesterday when I walked into Eddie Bauer, and while a trench isn't quite my style, they were pretty tempting.
But then...then I spied the perfect jacket. I love navy, and I love nautical. And I love this jacket.
It was worth the wait to find something so very me, and as there are very few spring like days here in Montana anyway, (we usually go straight from winter to summer), it hasn't been too desperate of a situation anyway. But when that sixty degree day hits, I'm ready.