Thank you for all of the great suggestions that you’ve put in the comments and in e-mails. I really appreciate your input and it’s helped me narrow down colours.
I went to pick up some more paints and came up with four samples. When I gave them to the mixer, he grabbed one of the chips and told me to pick that one. He was a bit surprised that I wanted samples of all four colours. Luckily, Lowes will do the samples in four ounce pots.
I am really narrowing the selection down to a warm yellow. While I really liked the Butter Up in the last post, once I saw it with some other yellows, it seemed flat. I thought having a bit more green or red in the yellow would help give it some richness and depth.
I picked two Laura Ashley shades – Cowslip and Pale Cowslip
Then I picked a Waverly colour – Lemon Ice
The final shade is called Little Sprout, which is the second sample from the right in the images below. It is so new to the range that it’s not showing up on-line yet. It’s got a lot of green in it.
What I’ve really learned is the limitations of both my camera and my computer to show the exact colours as I see them on the sample boards. The light in my office, both natural and not, really affects the pictures. Also, the settings I am trying on the camera make each image completely different.
Right now, Pale Cowslip is my top choice. Then I will have to check to see what our CEO likes. Please let me know what you think!