vintage green paint color

CRM123January 11, 2012

Does anyone have an opinion on a paint color that would be similar to the vintage green that was used in the 30s and 40s, inside cabinets, on enamelware, etc? I keep trying to match this color and never seem to be satisfied with what comes out. I am thinking there must be a paint chip that would be similar! Thanks.

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auntjen

When you mention this vintage green, both a lighter and a darker version come to my mind. My house was built in 1940 and still retains remnants here and there of its original shade, which is very close to Benjamin Moore Harrisburg Green:

Benjamin Moore Van Alen Green is what I think of when I envision a lighter 30s/40s color:

Both shades are from the company's Historical Colors collection.
    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 4:10PM
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auntjen

Here's an old English enamelware piece:

It may be a bit closer to BM Southfield Green:

Do you mind if I ask where you plan to use the sought-after color? I love these vintage greens, and it took me the longest time to arrive at just the right one for my walls but now that it's up I love it. (I used BM Guilford Green - a gray-green with a vintage feel.)

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 4:16PM
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ZoeCat17

Take a look at this lovely green kitchen painted to go with the owner's 30s jadeite collection. The paint is from a company in the NW - Miller Paint, it's called Green Glass 0751M.

I was quite tempted when I painted my kitchen, but ultimately went with a paler shade (BM Pale Vista) since mine is so small.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jadeite Jewel of a Kitchen

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 4:37PM
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Sueb20

I have pale jadeite pulls on the cabinets in my beach house kitchen, and painted the walls BM Daquiri Ice to match. Not sure if that's the sort of color you're looking for, but it's one idea!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 5:12PM
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cattknap

Sue - I completely agree with you - the color of Jadeite came to my mind as well as depression glass. I love that color of green that you posted Auntjen.

Here are some 1930's greens for you:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-FRENCH-VINTAGE-1930S-GREEN-SILK-METALLIC-FORTUNY-STYLE-LONG-DRESS-SIZE-8-/360413444594#ht_1450wt_883

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-GREEN-DEPRESSION-GLASS-HOTEL-ASH-TRAY-PROTECTO-/160042262098#ht_749wt_924

http://www.highfallsmercantile.com/green-yelloware-turned-pitcher.html

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS308&q=jadeite&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1024&bih=635&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=vDMOT_7RPMTeggfo1Zm_Bw#um=1&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS308&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=jadeite+dishes&pbx=1&oq=jadeite+dishes&aq=f&aqi=g1g-m1g-S7g-mS1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=8927l10037l0l10229l7l6l0l0l0l0l285l1097l0.4.2l6l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=c26f42049aa21f57&biw=1024&bih=635

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 8:15PM
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cattknap

sorry - they didn't link

Here is a link that might be useful: green

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 8:16PM
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cattknap

another link

Here is a link that might be useful: more greens

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 8:18PM
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cattknap

more

Here is a link that might be useful: greens

    Bookmark   January 11, 2012 at 8:19PM
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mrstan1234

My suggestion : take a piece with the green that you LOVE, to the paint store. Most can scan it, and custom tint to match.

I had it done with a color I used in my first three houses, called Incense; a deep red/burgundy with a brown undertone, rather than plum. I loved it... and the name too. Anyhoo - came out just fine being color matched :)

    Bookmark   January 12, 2012 at 7:06AM
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