A couple months ago, I promised that we had chosen a color and that the painters had started… and then left you with silence for weeks.
This is because 1) after that torturous decision of choosing a color, we STILL changed our minds after the first coat. Ha! And 2) the painters are still not finished (but they did paint the front, which is all we need for the after photo anyhow).
Paint Color Selection
We were on the prowl for our version of the perfect blue-green color. And while I love Benjamin Moore paints, they really seem lacking in this area. So, we decided on a custom, 50-50 mix of two colors: Harrisburg Green (HC-132) and Mill Springs Blue (HC-137). This produced a color with approximately these values: Hue 157, Saturation 21, Value 65.
We knew this was the green-blue hue that we wanted, but after the first coat, we decided it was beautiful but just too bright for our taste. So we found a very similar named color that was less saturated: Benjamin Moore Azores AF-495. It’s Hue 159, Saturation 14, Value 63. This means it very similar in blue-green hue, but more gray, and approximately the same lightness. After they painted the second coat, we really felt the brick columns, main color and trim color finally came together. Yay! We are getting that bucket list done!
Our House Colors
- Main color: Benjamin Moore Azores AF-495
- Trim color: Benjamin Moore Navajo White 947
- Accent color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy HC-154
So 12 months and two coats later, our brown house has transformed into a blue-green beauty.