(Closed) I’m getting THIS couch from rooms to go, but I want THIS paint color…

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Can you take it to a paint company and have it custom matched?  It might be a little more expensive but it’s easier than guessing on a color!

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Some of them can, I think it might be Home Depot?  I remember seeing a commercial a while back that they could match to anything  I’m not sure if they still do it but I don’t see why not.

Post # 7
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hope that they can figure it out!

PS – Good to see you around, haven’t seen you in a while!

Post # 8
Member
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I worked in the paint department at Lowe’s, we had people try to paint match to a plastic plate and another time a pillow. Those didn’t work, but yes, if you get a really quality print out, they should be able to match it. Just be a little flexible in how exact you want it. If you look closely at the picture, to isolate the colors by pixel, you would have multiple different shades based on the lighting in that picture. Also, print it large because they need about the size of a quarter. Home Depot also color matches. It never used to cost anything additional, but that might have changed. Doubt it. I think paint matching is pretty standard, so I have to ask if you’ve actually gone shopping and just spent some time in the paint department? Honestly, there are SO MANY choices out there now, you can probably just take the picture with you and look for paint chip samples to match it. That will probably be the easiest. The other thing to consider with paint matching is to be sure they write down the formula they used on the lid so that if you need more you can get an exact match later; don’t rely on just having them rematch the picture because it will likely produce a new formula (paint is mixed by blending a few primary tint colors in varying quantities in a neutral base). Good luck!

Post # 9
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If Lowe’s does it, I would personally rather go to them than Home Depot.  We didn’t have great experiences with the Home Depot paint department.

Post # 10
Member
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: Having worked in both a Lowe’s and a Home Depot, I far prefer the people at my local Home Depot — much friendlier and more knowledgable. I think it’s hit or miss anywhere, but the stores are basically interchangeable for how much product overlap they have!

Post # 12
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not sure if this will help at all, but I pulled some RGB codes from the picture. You may be able to print it out and have some better luck matching. Keep in mind your printer may not print the color the same as you see it on the screen.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Gilde37: Woah that’s cool!!! How did you do that?! LOL!

Post # 15
Member
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Bakerella – It is actually really easy. Copy any picture, paste it in Paint (the program). In the “Tools” category you will see something that looks like an eye dropper. Select that tool, then click on a spot that you want to pull the color from. Then all your other tools (paintbrush, paint can, shapes, etc) will be that color.

Be sure you select a few different spots around the area because you will see it pulls that exact pixel’s color.

To get the RGB codes varies on which version of Paint you have. I have the newest version, so here are those instructions: Once you select your color, click “Edit Color” and you will see the RGB codes on the bottom right.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have no idea what colour paint that is but lee… I LOVE the couch!!

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