A few weeks ago I arrived at a client’s home in White Rock to discuss her new white kitchen
including which countertops, backsplash and colours would flow with the rest of her house. When I walked into her great room, I said “Wow what colour is this green?”. She said, It’s HC-116 Guilford Green.
There are so few greens in our Canadian BM Deck. We don’t have two decks like those of you in the US. I have always had a bigger sample of Fernwood Green 2145-40 painted up and it could also be interpreted as one shade lighter than Georgian Green HC-115 so I don’t think I have ever specified Guilford Green because of it.
My client commented that everyone that walks into this room reacts the same way that I did. Now obviously it’s a pretty and decorated room with the coordinated furniture and drapery, however this green really was beautiful. And it was all about to change as an extension was being added to the existing kitchen. The glass shelves with her art glass collection (below) was perfect with this room.
By the way, did you know that there are many colours you can easily see with google images? If you google “Benjamin Moore, Guilford Green” and click ‘images’
you can see rooms painted in that colour. Try it next time you are wondering what it actually looks like painted.
One of my clients once said “I am ALWAYS surprised when I see the colour go from a tiny 2 x 2 paint chip to the wall. It’s why wall colours are the hardest to choose.
Do you know what I do all day long when consulting with clients? I take the colour they are looking at and find a grayed down version of it. Colour gets twice as bright when it gets all over your walls so it’s the reason why a pretty paint chip doesn’t necessarily make a pretty wall.
Which colours have shocked you the most?
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