34. A Twist of Lime

I thought I had selected the accent color for the kitchen. Lime Twist. Benjamin Moore.
Lime twist paint. Benjamin Moore
Yes Mr. H.C. complains about the price of Benjamin Moore, but it’s only an accent color; it’s not like we need 3 gallons! And they do have the best colors. So I bought a sample jar last week and painted in the kitchen with the Sample Lime Twist. (The clerk at the paint counter was quick to remind me it was NOT real paint).Lime Twist on Kitchen Wall

I don’t like it. It looks like green Tums. I have a big paper sample taped on to the primed kitchen door, and it is more vibrant than the sample sample. This color is too milky, too minty. I usually like mint green, but what I think I have in mind is a clear apple green.

The paper sample looks darker…

Here is the cabinet door I painted — it is leaning against the real door that is awaiting its color, as soon as I find it… The cabinet door was just an extra door, as some of the cabinets will be hung on the wall sans doors. And the wall…well, I was just swathing paint so I could see the color. Anyone have any thoughts?
Lime twist on cabinet door
While I go get my next sample — Blooming Grove —
(Click here to see the color blooming grove)

here is a delicious recipe for an Apple Lime Twist:
Make a strong pot of Celestial Seasonings Apple Cranberry Zinger tea.
Sweeten with honey and let cool. Pour 3 cups into a measuring cup and add an equal amount of cider. Then squeeze in the juice of two limes and stir well. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with a lime slice.
(This is good warm as well; just add an extra teaspoon of honey and not quite so much lime juice. Float the lime slice in the hot tea.)

7 thoughts on “34. A Twist of Lime

  1. Remember, the guy at the paint store told you the sample wasn’t real paint! and the samples they send are flat finish, so a pearl or eggshell finish is going to look lighter because of their reflective qualities. Don’t feel stupid for obsessing over paint – it usually has the most impact in the room – and better to do it now than after you’ve bought it and spent all that labor time putting it up. You can also get a quart to see the real color in the real finish . . . you’re doin’ great!


  2. We painted our entire basement dancing green. Stripes of flat and satin because i loved diane’s idea in her avon house. Not sure if its ben moore or behr. It’s very granny smithish.


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