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Old 11-08-2017, 11:08 PM  
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Originally Posted by nealtw View Post
I think picking colours for houses is a kinda gray area.
... well, so long as the end result is colours and not a greyscale.

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You didn't have to be in the army to dislike drab green.

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Originally Posted by swimmer_spe View Post
I have seen a few new model homes in my area. They all seem to be painted in various grey tones. I am ex-navy, so grey tones make me think off a ship...
LOL, that's good—you're immune to that particular fad then.
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Originally Posted by slownsteady View Post
There are a thousand shades of gray. if you think about it in terms of blending black and white, white being 0% and black being 100%.....battleship gray is probably about 50%. Try a 25% gray.
Actually I think white is 100% and black 0% in terms of reflecting the spectrum of light. When it comes to paint mixing and the pigments used to make gray or rather neutral gray if you mix lamp black the common black pigment with a white base titanium dioxide and view it under sun light that has a color temperature that is 6500 Kelvin, the resulting gray will have a very slight blue push. You will need to add in just a smidgen of raw umber to produce a neutral gray.

There are a infinite number of shades of neutral gray alone ranging between white and black. The beauty of a neutral gray is just like white it reflects the full spectrum of visible light unchanged except in intensity.

Most people don’t find neutral gray to be an attractive color and there are really very few neutral grays available to select from paint cards. Almost all “grays” we see painted in homes has a color tint.
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Well, okay then............................

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