Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's in a Name?

So, I have to confess that I am a sucker for Paint Color Names. If I am trying to choose between paint colors, it often comes down to the name of the color. The best example is the color we painted the downstairs at The Old House. The name of the color was Dockside Haze, can't you just see it? I immediately had a vision of the color that would surround me, IF I lived lakeside, drinking a cup of coffee early in the morning. Kind of like this milky/blue-gray color. Nope, it was blue. In fact it was too blue. But, because it was named Dockside Haze and I liked the name so much we kept it.

Now, moving onto this house - two of the colors we have used: Tattered Sail and Barefoot Beach. Again, I can just picture what these two colors should look like. Fortunately, we were a little more on point with these colors and I am happier that I was with the Dockside Haze color.

But now, there is a whole like of paint colors out there labeled NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION. Well - Of Course - those are the only colors we can buy now, I mean we are trying to preserve a historic home right?

So here we are, painting our door Mark Twain House Ombra Gray and our shed Cincinnatian Hotel Dominica. Not totally in love with the names but that is okay because they are special colors for the NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Jeez, I am a sucker:)

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