Color Help! What color is this????

autiemomJuly 9, 2012

Hey everyone, I am in love with this color, possibly for my family room. Does anyone know what color this is? I would take something close! :)Not sure how to embed it so I put a link below!


Here is a link that might be useful: Green room

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It looks a lot like my powder room which is Behr Rye Grass, but I'm sure others will chime in with other similar colors.

I've linked another post which shows it below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Rye Grass

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 5:25PM
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Ooh, thanks! It does look very similar... I love that color. I am toying with using it in this room. What do you think?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 5:52PM
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Ryegrass looks like it has more grey in it than the picture you linked (this one?)

Unfortunately I don't think it will go with the particular yellow you have in the kitchen, your yellow has more blue undertones and this green I somehow think would come out looking sickly rather than "apple".

THe ryegrass linked above might look washed out beside your yellow which is fairly intense... because of the greyness in it. THe apple green also has a grey undertone which I think is the reason my eye says no to it with your kitchen. However you could always paint the kitchen too - either a coordinating or the same color as the family room!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:22PM
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I did some very rough photoshop fr you to compare the colors with your existing yellow kitchen. Keep in mind of course this doesn't allow for shadowing and the play of light in your house!

The "apple green"

a much paler shade of your current yellow

a robin's egg blue

a burnt orange

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:36PM
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Yea, I see what you are saying. My first floor is pretty dark, so I keep feeling like something bright would make the room lighter. But I can see what you are saying about the green. I love my kitchen (again it's kind of dark so the color really brightens it up) but it has been a little challenging to work with.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:53PM
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I think the green color you showed looks awesome with your kitchen! Light and bright and pretty! We used a very similar color in our upstairs game room. Sherwin Williams Hearts of Palm.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 11:03PM
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tinan's comment about the Ryegrass looking gray brings up how important it is to look at a color in different lighting conditions. It actually has no gray tones IRL, but look at the last pic below taken at night, which would make one think that it does.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 7:06AM
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Looks similar to Ben Moore Dill Pickle, too, I think. Hard to tell from photos, but I know someone who has Dill Pickle in a powder room that is off a hallway that is painted in a color similar to your kitchen, and it works in that situation.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 7:51AM
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I think the color you are loving is yellower and more vibrant than Rye Grass - closer, to my eye, to some thing like Sherwin Wms. "Humorous Green" SW 6918, or "Fusion" SW 6919.

That said, the dose of color in your inspiration room is more controlled, and is tamed by all the stone and white - I think in your room, the big expanse of intense color would feel a bit overwhelming, unless you figure out a way to reduce the square footage of all that saturated green.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 10:12AM
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my3dogs, very true - especially in photographs, and even more so in photographs on computer monitors!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 9:46PM
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