more sample painting

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Ok, I guess my new hobby are sample paints…
I ordered 3 paint-plaster-samples for our facade a few weeks ago because we had a hard time deciding on the color of the house from a 2 by 4 cm “big” color snippet from the color scheme. We couldn’t go for the really dark colors we initially wanted, because there’s a much likely chance of cracks from jumpy differences between the warm/cold on the facade. (it’s just a problem with those insulated facades) But we also didn’t wanted to have a muddy plinth on our new white house… so we thought about adding some darker color to the base. Pretty fast we decided to go with a blue base.

The great thing about the samples was that they already had the real structure of the finished wall so you could easily imagine how it could look on your house.

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We decided to go with sample version no. 2!
I like the classic greenblueish touch of it.
And let me just tell you: Yesterday I saw it on our facade for the first time and it looked amazing! I love it! In the sunshine it looks a bit more blue almost like version no.1 but in the shadow it develops a more sophisticated darker look.
Show you the pictures of the finished exterior next week. Have a great weekend!

 

farrow & ball sample painting

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There are some fun things that come with a renovation. For me its preparing the next step:

INTERIOR DESIGN

yay!

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I ordered the Farrow & Ball color card to find the perfect white.
Again, Martin thinks I’m crazy a little bit too picky when it comes to “just white walls” but white is not always white and the tint is important for the look & feel of a room. There was a great article about the different whites on Design*Sponge a few weeks ago.
After I narrowed it down to my 4 favorite whites (and 3 tints for the bathroom ceiling) I ordered tiny sample pots and let me just tell you: Farrow & Ball is the net-a-porter for Renovators! The packaging was stunning (but of course also the paint was from exceptional quality!)
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These are the 4 whites I ordered: welvet, ammonite, white tie and dimity.
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I tried them on different spots in different rooms to see how they turn out next to the windows and in natural light during the day. I can highly recommend the sample paints it’s so important to see them “live” on your wall, next to your ceiling, floor, windows and light switches! Also Martin agreed that it was (probably still a crazy but also) a pretty good idea to do that.
As a resume I can tell that white tie couldn’t make it to the final ones. (its a little bit to yellowish for the wooden window frames). And after some back and forth Martin and I decided to go with strong white (not pictured) which is slightly whiter than Ammonite.
Can’t wait to see how it will turn out.