The Never Ending Saga of the Church Paint Colors

The last time the Church was painted, the main colors used were a beige and a blue. But, when the beige was put up on the walls, it ended up looking kind of pink.

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Also, the lighting used ended up making the colors look a little differently than they might in, say, your home.  The light fixtures there use 6 bulbs each on the top, then one shining downward.  Up until last week, they used 6 – 150 Watt bulbs, which were 2700K color temperature (which is kind of yellow.)

We changed them to use 6 100 Watt bulbs, with a color temperature of 3000K, which is recommended for artwork, and the bulb shining down is 3500K, which is a more white light, and better for reading.

Now all of the colors look different though, so we don’t know which colors to paint the church.  Again.

Maybe Benjamin Moore’s historic line?


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Maybe their Thunder, with Chatworth Cream?

Maybe something from Valspar’s National HIstoric Trust line… Cherokee Tan?

Paint Sample

I love their Nation Historic Trust colors, they have a presence to them which an ordinary off white would not have.

Valspar colors

I don’t know, really, it’s giving me a headache. But it’s going to be interesting…