Green Paint Samples On Wall


From left to right: Cooking Apple Green, Teresa’s Green, Verte De Terre, Light Blue, Green Ground, Saxon Green.

I know I have more important home projects then picking paint colors but it’s rainy and cold outside and I couldn’t resist trying out some of my new Farrow & Ball paint samples up on the wall. The colors look totally different in the space then I would have imagined. I choose some green and blue tones so I would have a good range of choices. I forgot to get a sample for my favorite color, Blue Gray (seen below). Somehow I confused it with Light Blue; #4 from the left.

I’ll report back with photos of the paint colors in different light situations. I literally just painted the samples on the walls so the colors will continue to change as they dry. Hopefully, the Blue Gray paint pot will come early next week.

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38 Comments

  1. Have you seen the new historic paint collection, Emente from HistoColour? Definately worth a look!

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  2. Any updates on your green room? I am looking at doing our living room a green with cream exposed ceiling beams! I need help! Thanks!

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  3. Green ground from what we can see. I don’t know the room obviously but it looks like the others would be too dark. I like Green ground but if the others are too dark maybe you’d want to compare it to some other lighter ones. I understand about the colour in your head – it is amazing how many test charts or patches of one colour you can look at, and yet none of them are the one in your head!

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  4. Regarding mopar’s comment, I noticed the Pratt & Lambert Williamsburg Collection offers different shades (usually three) of the same color. I thought that was a really good idea, too. They have some nice historic colors. I’m waiting for my color deck to come in the mail.

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  5. I wish the Farrow & Ball colors came in shades of each other so, for example, you could pick Cooking Apple Green and get two shades lighter for use together on trim and woodwork. I wonder why they don’t do that. I guess it’s not historically accurate. But so convenient. Paint Library does have lots of paints like that — they’ll have five shades of the same stone or green color, for example. Haven’t tried them yet though.

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  6. Amazing how different Farrow & Ball colors look in different spaces. You’re not that much further north than me (I’m slightly west of Boston), and the colors look so different! I have Cooking Apple Green, Vert de Terre, and Green Ground (among other colors) up as samples in my kitchen. Love them all, but my favorite is Green Ground. Both Cooking Apple Green and Green Ground are such cheery colors. I think of Vert de Terre as leaning a bit more formal.

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  7. I love the Verte De Terre but am I the only one that loves the saxon green too? I know it is dark but with good lighting, and great art I think it would be elegant and cozy.

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  8. I have to wait for the sun to return and get some trim color up. I have to finish sanding the wood paneling before I paint a few samples.

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  9. Looks fab. The right color will depend on the color of the floor and trim. How about putting up some sample trim colors?

    That said, you could maybe paint the walls Green Ground and the trim Cooking Apple Green. It works on my monitor, at least. Don’t know about in real life.

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  10. I love the “green ground” color! It would be beautiful with cream wainscoting. Also keep in mind the floor color. Are you going to stain the floor darker or go natural and reddish brown?

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  11. the photograph of all your paint samples on the wall is so pretty, Katy! the swatches of color looks so cool on your raw walls. so fun to follow you in the color process — it always amazes me how different the colors look once you paint them on your walls.

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  12. I’d go with one of the lighter greens (even a lighter one than the ones you’ve painted so far), maybe the verte de terre. Looks calming.

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  13. Vert de Terre is an amazing color. My mom has it in her garden room and I used it in a tiny 9×9 nursery. The vibe changes throughout the day. I can’t wait to see what you choose!

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  14. Remember that you are going to have tones of white trim to off set the tones you put on the wall, which will reflect and brighten your colours, the colours of the curtains will also impact the coloue aswill green folliage out side the windows

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  15. Totally Amy. I would almost rather mix my own paint colors. It’s really frustrating because I have a color in my mind and know I could mix a few together to get it.

    I’ll admit I’m color obsessive.

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  16. the cooking apple green so far seems to look the most green without being too dark. the lighter ones look greyish to me but it may also just be the light.

    i’ll be choosing wall colors soon too and i think its especially hard when you’re a painter and love color like we do!

    good luck

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  17. I really like Teresa´s Green. I think it would look great in this room, and not too dark at all (rainy and cold here in Vienna, Europe as well..)!

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  18. Katy,
    Generally speaking I’d have to go with the 2nd from the left or the 2nd from the right (my preference of the 2). Again, generally speaking in regards to paint, I either go super light or very dark with a color. Dark in small cozy spaces or spaces that you pass thru…Light everywhere else. Just my 2 cents. Good luck and can’t wait to see the results.
    Best,
    Ashleigh

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  19. Out of all of those, I’ve used vert de terre on walls before and it is beautiful – even on a modern wall it is lovely and doesn’t come out too dark once it has dried. We have F&B blue gray on our kitchen wall and the wall I am facing right now in my studio – it is gorgeous and changes colour depending on the weather!

    Funnily enough F&B ‘Bone’ is a subtle, pale grey-green when you put it on your walls – we have used it for some of the trims in our house.

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  20. I’ll be trying out some benjamin colors too. I just need to drive to paint store. I love a few of the F&B colors but I probably have to tweak them and add white.

    Expect a lot more posts on paint choice. I’m not a pick a color and go with it kinda girl.

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  21. Love the Farrow & Ball Green Ground, and also Georgian Green from Benjamin Moore. We used it in the Woodstock, VT dining room for everything (walls, moulding & muntins) and it looks great even during dark Winter afternoons. Much easier to come by — you might want to check it out.

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  22. I like the Cooking Apple Green the best, I think. That or the Verte de Terre. It’s funny, when I read your previous post I was going to e-mail you a photo of my kitchen, which is Cooking Apple. But I couldn’t get a good photo that even came close to how it looks in real life. Cooking Apple looks brighter and more Granny Smith in my kitchen, more like how Green Ground looks in your den. Paint is so much fun.

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  23. I like Teresa’s Green as well, but it’s too hard to tell without seeing it in person. Looks good in the photo though!

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  24. Katy,
    My gut tells me the color samples might be too dark for the space. Love the colors and have used them in a different houses.(for myself and for clients) Put up some warm whites too and see what it feels like.

    Many of the low ceiling houses in my in-laws village in England are painted with warm whites and it make the space feel less tight.

    Ben Moore HC colors? Do any appeal?

    Tough decision.
    mb

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  25. This is such a great way to test and I just love the way they look in their little swatches on the wall!! My fave is green ground.. but I am sure all looks different in a photo!! Good luck!!

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  26. Raining here in Toronto, too. I’ve had 3 samples of Benjamin Moore paint in various shade of gray on my walls for about three weeks. It takes a while for them to completely dry and of course the colour looks different in the morn. vs. noon and so forth.

    Sample painting on the wall is the only was to go. I’ve learned the hard way. The sample chips can be quite different from what you paint.

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  27. What a romantic photo from such a rainy day! so far I’m a fan of light blue and Teresa’s green. I am excited to see the paints after they dry/in different lights!

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  28. We used Theresa’s green in our children’s bathroom. We also added 1/2 white to tone it down for a room with less light. Also, we used the color Borrowed Light in our bedroom. All of the colors are pretty. Good luck with your decision

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  29. Looking forward to seeing them dry! They look dark, but I can see some parts getting lighter as they dry.

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  30. Hi Katy,

    Raining here in DC too. Umm.. really depends on lots of other factors…light exposure, color of floors, etc–hard to pick color in isolation like that.

    Cooking Apple green is yummy..have used in kitchen.

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