Q: Help!! I'm looking for interior paint similar to this color (from the Seattle Library). No luck with internet searches. I'm obsessed with it.
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There is shade called Apple Green, that is similar you can get it from home depot. It's really close...
I love this color too! I would suggest looking at "kids' room paint" to find a good match because those lines have some bright bright colors. For instance, the Disney line of paint has a color called "Alien Green" that might be close - sold at Home Depot I believe.
Behr makes a color named Pear that is very close to that. I thought I wanted that for my bedroom but it was just too bright. I choose Honeydew instead. Still very dramatic, but more green than yellow.
I would try color matching. I've looked for paint colors that NO one makes (a bright turquoise for example) and I had pretty good luck doing a color match at lowes. Just find something that color that's at least 1x1 inch and take it in. I used a piece of ribbon. depending on how good your printer is, you could maybe try printing that picture off and taking it in.Good luck!
Why not just go to stores (Lowe's, Home Depot, Wal-mart, etc.) and see if there is a color that it matches?
This is Benjamin Moore "chartreuse."
If you can't find the intensity that you like in regular paint, try spray paint. Depending on the application...There is some seriously bright spray paint available!
Thanks, guys. I've been to Home Depot and Lowe's, and I haven't seen anything quite neon enough. There was a Disney paint that came the very closest. Color matching is a good idea.
It is hard to match a color from a home printer as they only create a visual mix from the 4 ink colors.Matching to a ribbon, paper, fabric is a terrific idea and much easier.The high gloss level is part of the color story here. There is a lot of light on the stairwell. The color you are looking for may be more yellow than you think. Try looking at Benjamin Moore chamomile or chic lime.
California Paints has many different greens in a similar hue to this.
Yeah, go to lowes or home depot. I am sure that is what the Seattle Public Library did ((sarcasm)). Honestly, finding a paint like this would prove to be rather difficult ... home depot and lowes just don't have such bright pigments. They will be the first to tell you that. I also, would really be interested in finding where someone can get such a bright color.
Some of the colors used can be found on the library's website. You can always call the library and ask. If not call They are a source of information after all:)http://www.spl.org/lfa/LFApr/furnishings.htmlThe project architect Joshua Prince Ramus has his own firm now.. you can always ask him.http://www.rex-ny.com/hope this narrows your search.
I'm not exactly certain why you are looking the internet for a paint color ... weird ... but anyway, start with Benjamin Moore, they should have this color. For a richer effect, Fine Paints of Europe uses more pigment than BM which produces fantastic results - and the price of the paint reflect this. In addition, they have a line of paint with Pantone - match the pantone color and you should be good to go.Keep in mind that part of what makes this color is the finish - high, high gloss which requires the smoothest of smooth surface before painting. In addition, you may want to finish with a high gloss clear top coat for extra shine.
This color is not "neon", though the lighting may give that effect, and I doubt this paint color is anything special or impossible to match. It looks like they used Sherman Williams in a few places, not some fancy pants brand.There is a chance they mixed 2 colors for a custom final product, which isn't difficult to do yourself.Many of the colors swatches may not look very crazy in the store (after all, it's only a 3x3 piece of paper) but will be super bright once you get it on a wall.I used the picture above in the Ben Moore color matching app and here's what comes up: yew green (this one comes up the most), bright lime, new lime, eccentric lime, snow cone green, margaritaGood luck!
By "searching the internet" I just mean doing google searches to find images or blogs that might give me some kind of lead. Kind of like what is happening in this forum right now. Probably not THAT weird. Page Thomas: THANKS! So helpful.
Are you sure that that's even paint?It looks like it could be powder coated metal.
Nickelodeon partnered with Lowes to make a series of intense colors - I think the one dubbed Atomic Vomit fits the bill.
Wow. All I can say is that I would use this only in small doses. Paint a kid's room with this and he would be bouncing off those green walls all night.
If your Home Depot carries Behr paint, the color 'Citron' would be really close to the above.
You can get an auto body shop to match it if you want metal painted.
I may be wrong, but when I worked in a toy making workshop, I think they had an additive that brought out the neon in the paint when you mixed it. But it was long time ago and I could be remembering wrong... but thats what I think... some kind of neon mix-in booster....
You want Behr Citron. I wanted that same color for an accent wall, and it was PERFECT. I love it.
Why don't you ask directly the library's architects or designers ? I'm sure you can get this information easily just with one or two phonecalls.
It looks like chartreuse. I think the finish (glossy) and the lighting are important here because they really make the color stand out.
before your final decision you might want to consider that this color was specifically chosen to minimize loitering.
Benjamin Moore chartreuse, which I have A LOT of in my home, looks slightly more yellow/less green than what the the photo, IMO, but it's close.Warning: should you choose this or similar color, IT WILL TAKE AT LEAST FIVE COATS TO GET FULL COVERAGE, even with a tinted primer.ask me how much fun that is on a 23'x48' wall with 12 windows.http://www.flickr.com/photos/splatgirl/224721986/in/set-185957/
First-time poster, long-time lurker :)I think page thomas offered the best advice - ask a librarian! The staff members at Seattle Public Library are super nice and are very proud off their (and mine!) beautiful library.That's the Central Library in the Seattle library system and their phone number is 206-386-4636.
Try Benjamin Moore's Exotic Lime 399
Thanks, everybody! Ninety percent of your comments have been extremely helpful! I e-mailed the Seattle Library, and they were so accommodating. The color in the photograph is Sherwin-Williams "Glowgreen." Also called "Limeflip"; no: F63HXG1152. But we are also going to look at the Benjamin Moore "chartreuse." Thank you for the tips and the photo, splatgirl. It looks absolutely amazing. (My husband and I are already obsessed with your house.) We are planning on using the paint for our living room floor. Should be fun. Thanks again, all!
Benjamin Moore New Lime
I just painted a wall in my living room this color. It shows as both the ceiling and wall color depending on the light. I got my paint from a local paint store in Portland, Or called Do It Best Hardware, but maybe you can have your local store match the color with the number????Limonade K151Good luck. My wall ended up with 5 paint colors on it before i found the right one :)
I have this on a parlor wall. It is a bright chartreuse that is yellow in the day and green at night, and works beautifully with the art on the walls, the crisp white molding, trim and cieling, and the wood fire place. I bought the paint in Providence RI at a store called Adler's. Great place. The paint brand MIGHT be C2, but I can't be sure. In fact I don't think so. I do know that the paint color is called "Regardez-moi!", no surprise there. When I told the paint mixer that I was putting it on the walls, he whistled and said, "Watch out for low flying planes". Indeed.
Oops, Imeant "Parlor walls"
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