My worst nightmare, we had to commit to a paint scheme without seeing it on the house.
They didn’t like the colours I’d painstakingly picked out, and painted on the wall. Nor could we guarantee that they could match them correctly (as they were using a different paint type), by eye, and it did not seem they were interested in finding out more, as they were “not ones they’d worked with….not from the right palates that go together….the monumental approval board may not like it….) Argh, wish I’d had my hands on their paint samples to begin with!!! I don’t know if it is because we were speaking different languages but it seemed an awfully long conversation where we were not getting each other’s message.
I’d sent this picture to give them an idea what we were looking for:
I don’t think they looked at it.
They ensured us that a digital photo of the paint to be used on a mock-up house would be the best way to proceed.
After a little to and from with the shades, we have this:
It’s close – but without seeing it who knows. They’d decided against our suggestion of a different colour for the wood at the top, only the grey for the bottom wood, dark grey for frames and beige for concrete and top wood will be used. Well at least we have here, on the digital image, close to what we need. The paint samples on the paper look completely different, so only hoping that the digital image is representative.
Ah -the joy of absentee renovations.