Can I mix together 2 paint colors????
I have been agonizing for months looking for a blue green for my living room. I had tried SW Oyster Bay in small spots and tons of other blue greens. Nothing seemed to work in my lighting. I thought I was going to have to give up and settle for a beige/taupe, but I decided to give Oyster Bay one more try. I painted one spot - YUCK! Painted one whole section of wall - hmmmmmmm..... Painted 3/4ths of the room - starting to LOVE it!! After sleeping on it, I thought it looked a little bit too blue, so I pored through all my chips in my collection and found an old SW color, "Plaza Suite" that was very similar but a little more green.
I painted the Plaza Suite on the other half of the room, and I like them both! I have finally found colors that give me the feeling of the paint inside of a Restoration Hardware (Silver Sage doesn't do that for me at home for some reason). Although cool colors, it is somehow slightly warm and cozy, and has a creamy feeling. It is sort of an aqua, but "dirty" enough to not look feminine and easter-eggy. It is warm enough that all sorts of art work looks good against it.
I really think if I mixed them I would get the "PERFECT" color. Can this be done? Would I mix and then get the paint store to optical match? Would I have to buy all that I need and then mix all at once so the ratios are correct? Could I get the paint store to put a shot of green into the Oyster Bay formula?
Please help me! I took a few pictures, but for some reason this color does not read correctly at all in photos, but I'll still post if you want.
Also, can I get SW colors made in Aura? I figure if the colors look so good in glossy SW sample paint, they should look amazing in velvety matte Aura! I also see that SW is having a big sale. The sales guy told me Cashmere is 40% off and it gives a great finish. Duration is also on sale. Are these SW paints any good? I want matte and this will be going in a kitchen and laundry, too, so it should be washable.