Monday, June 13, 2011

Color of the Week - Meadow Mist

This week's color is another blue.  For whatever reason, I seem to be stuck on blues and greens.  I do have a couple of pink pieces that I've done and I'll probably be sharing that color next week, just to change things up a bit.

This color was used on two projects that I shared with you last week.  I'm reposting the photos below since these are the only two completed pieces I've used this color on.  I've got one piece that I'm still working on and I'll share that with you later this week.
cloche post is here

the shelf post is here

This is another great beachy color, but it's also a good shabby chic color too.  I'd say that if Sea Anemone and Sea Glass had a baby, this would be the result.  It's a Valspar color called Meadow Mist.  

I have to tell ya, the sample colors they show online usually DO NOT match the true color at all.  You can tell the difference between what's being shown on the link from Lowe's (above) and my photos.  This particular color has more green in it than what they're showing.  That just shows you how different a color can appear online.  I try to get my photos as close to the actual color as possible, but even that is a problem sometimes.  If you're in doubt, trust the paint chip from the store.  I'm not talking about the online chip, I mean the one you grab at the store.  That will be more reliable to you, in person, than what they show online or what I share with you.

I've been having fun with these color posts and I'm excited to try some different colors.  I'd like to step out of my comfort zone and go with something completely different than what I've been using.  So far the colors I've shared, have all been ones I had on hand.  I'm just starting to use a few that I bought specifically for these posts and again, they're green and blue.  Agggghh!!  I will say that one them, even though it's a blue, really has me outside of my zone.  So I guess I'm taking baby steps in the color world and I'm thrilled to have you all along with me!

*This post is part of a series of color posts.  To see all past colors, click here

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10 crafty peeps said:

  1. That color is beautiful. I love the way you take these little finds and give them so much character. I've been by before, and now I'm a follower. Stop by and visit sometime.

  2. That color with the flower in the first picture is stunning! I love it! JenT

  3. This is the perfect shade...I love it!!


  4. Love any shade of aqua...almost a much as any shade of green!

  5. I am loving meadow mist! The cabinet is gorgeous, and of course I adore all of your cloches, too! I have a hard time accurately capturing certain shades, too, once I upload my pictures. Happy painting:)

  6. i love it :) so pretty


  7. I LOVE that color. I am your newest follower...would love a follow back ;)

    Christine @ krazycraftylady.com

  8. We are planning to use this color as an access wall in our bedroom. I need a good neutral for the restof the walls. Any suggestions?