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xhayatox 04-01-2011 03:09 AM

Can't identify this damn color.
 
Earlier this week, somebody suggested I download the Benjamin Moore Color App onto my iPhone. It helps identify a room color, and so I did! This is the color of the room I'm trying to get.

http://k.min.us/jkwyK2.png

So I used the application to try and figure out the color, and out of the list of colors it supplied, Soft Spruce looked like the best match. I went out and bought a pint of it but the damn thing was way too dark. So I popped open the picture of that image above into Photoshop, and used the eyedropper tool to attempt to get a good reading for the color.

Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two damn colors.

http://k.min.us/jk0TV0.jpg

As you can clearly see, they are absolutely different. What pisses me off is how the application labels both of those two colors as "SOFT SPRUCE", when in actuality they're entirely different. Now i've exhausted all my options and I don't really know what else to do. I can't seem to figure out the color of this room and I'm losing hope.

Just Bill 04-01-2011 07:19 AM

I don't understand all your *****ing and cussing over a paint color. You go to the paint store, get color chips and match it up, why is that so hard. Since the old paint is old and probably dirty and faded, you won't match it anyhow. You need to cut back on the coffee, or something..........:wink:

Censor got me...........why would you paint a dam that color anyhow?????

Maintenance 6 04-01-2011 07:26 AM

I've seen dedicated and sophisticated color scanners used to match paint that could not produce a perfect match. You really don't expect a cell phone app to handle it, do you? Do what Bill said. Borrow a color deck from the local paint store.

kwikfishron 04-01-2011 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Just Bill (Post 621163)
I You go to the paint store, get color chips and match it up, why is that so hard.

No Wi-Fi at the paint store. Hed be disconnected. :laughing:

ThatDaveGuy 04-01-2011 08:04 AM

This isn't that wall color from "Twilight" again, is it?

xhayatox 04-01-2011 01:09 PM

Are you guys serious? You really don't think I've tried to go and get paint chips ALREADY? I've run back to the damn paint multiple times this weekend to purchase three pints of different paint colors as well as check the paint catalog to try and locate the color for days now. I've done all that otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to post on here.

jomama45 04-01-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by xhayatox (Post 621324)
Are you guys serious? You really don't think I've tried to go and get paint chips ALREADY? I've run back to the damn paint store three times this weekend to purchase three pints of different paint colors as well as check the paint catalog to try and locate the color for days now. I've done all that otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to post on here.

Maybe this will help..............

http://www.diychatroom.com/f2/how-si...ct-site-37099/

fabrk8r 04-01-2011 01:22 PM

Institutional Green

nap 04-01-2011 01:27 PM

You have to understand that even a premixed color by the same manufacturer will not be guaranteed to match the exact same color if the cans are from different batches. A name is just a name or, as Will said:

Quote:

that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet
it isn't what you call something that makes it the color it is.

so, since you have the color on your eyephone, take that with you and show the color guy that color that you want matched. Quit trying to buy a color by name and just tell them you want the color you are showing them.

there's too much blue in the BM paint.

DrHicks 04-01-2011 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xhayatox (Post 621324)
Are you guys serious? You really don't think I've tried to go and get paint chips ALREADY? I've run back to the damn paint multiple times this weekend to purchase three pints of different paint colors as well as check the paint catalog to try and locate the color for days now. I've done all that otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to post on here.

Are you wanting repaint the whole room with the same color, or repaint part of the room?

You'll be able to find a very similar color, if your goal is that. But finding an exact identical match will be just about impossible.

mserrino 04-01-2011 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xhayatox (Post 621324)
Are you guys serious? You really don't think I've tried to go and get paint chips ALREADY? I've run back to the damn paint multiple times this weekend to purchase three pints of different paint colors as well as check the paint catalog to try and locate the color for days now. I've done all that otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to post on here.

You know it would probably be easier & cheaper to paint the whole room then to go through what you are doing?

gregzoll 04-01-2011 11:20 PM

That would be because there is lighting filters being used to shade it a color of Teal.

gma2rjc 04-02-2011 12:49 AM

Is this a house? Go look in the basement or garage for the original can.

Do paint stores still have machines that can match a paint chip if he were to break off another piece of the wall around or behind the light switch and bring it to Benjamin Moore?

gregzoll 04-02-2011 01:35 AM

gma2rjc, no it is a movie set. And, one that has been digitized to give that sense of darknsss to the viewing audience.

Tizzer 04-02-2011 01:27 PM

If that eye dropper tool color is what you want, print it. After you've put the print against the wall and you like it, take it to a paint store.
Why does it have to be B.Moore? Answer whether or not this will be touch-up or an all-over paint job.


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