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July 12, 2011

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Emily

Beautifully written, beautifully painted. Keep us posted. :)

Susie Sears Taylor

I hear you sister. The names of my kitchen paints (3) are all associated with Italy. I had just returned from Italy and Greece when we moved in to this house. I was thrilled to see the names matched up with the colors to my liking. All three beautiful blues.....The blue shutters agains the white stucco homes on the islands around Greece are just like the pictures you see on tv or travel posters. So beautiful....the sky in Tuscany...I can't even begin to put that beauty into words let along paint color names. If you haven't been....GO.

lapdogknits

I'd scratch out "Quiet Moments" and rename the chip "Mt. St. Anne" and go with it...who would know but a few hundred readers and we'll never tell.
Mums the word to Clover too...

Enjoy your project...:)

kelly

How about you take in the paint chip of "Quiet Moments" [barf. totally with you on that name.] and have them custom mix a paint to match it. Then you call *that* paint "Mount Saint Anne!" (Or whatever the heck you want, really... Mount Saint Alicia?)

Alternatively, mix white into Mount Saint Anne until it matches "Quiet Moments" Then you will *technically* have Mount Saint Anne. Just, you know, with some white in it.

There are ways, Alicia. Ways around this. ;)

Good luck! Can't wait to see the finished room!

heather

you're so funny. And Im so glad that's not just me ;) I'd love to come up with paint names....

Alicia P.

@Kelly: HAHAHAHA! That's awesome. :-)

missjenny

Well obviously Benjamin Moore got the paint names mixed up. You rename that colour and call it Mount Saint Anne. Or Mount Saint Clover.

I have not started my workroom/study yet, but am inspired by your studio - hoping to get to Ikea and have some fun!

Andrea

As someone who picked the paint color for her front door based solely on the name (black paint called Kitty Kitty because my cat is black....)I totally get it.

Krista - poppyprint

A convent, or a great place to ski in Quebec! It is very cold (hot toddy mandatory after every 2 runs).

Jodi Anderson

I highly suggest renaming the paint color to suit your taste. Really. There's no harm in indulging yourself, and much delight to be gained.

xo

Nancy

I love mount saint anne and have painted it in two different homes. The first was in a condo we owned and we paired it with grey owl wainscoting. It looked more green grey there in the bathroom. Now I have the color in my kitchen and it looks more blue green. It is a greatcolor which makes me think the whole lot of five on the sample is pretty good.

Dianne

My sewing room is "Mountain Dew" which is much more of a blue...rather than a horrible bright green like the soft drink can :)

Chris

I painted my bedroom "quiet moments" and it is hands down my favorite paint color EVER. Go for it. It is blue...gray...green depending on the light. Perfection.

trish

worst paint name ever: grassy knoll green from lowe's...it's a beautiful shade of green and looks wonderful in my son's room but really lowe's? grassy knoll green??

hannah

you crack me up. I love reading your posts, they truly make me smile. The wainscoting looks beautiful, I can't wait to more pictures....

Rose

Our interior is painted in "Interactive Cream". WTH? Talk about an awful name......

Amanda

Yup I'm guilty too! My daughter wanted her room pink when we moved in.. I put paint chips on the wall. Secretly I wanted Ballet Slipper pink to look the best but it ended up looking too peachy. It ruined me for days.

Karen M.

My hallway is painted in Puppy Paws for that exact reason. Thankfully, I do like the color, but the name probably tipped the scales a bit.

georgie

Totally agree with your description of the color and paint name appeal. One living room wall is Calypso-I couldn't remember the name when a friend asked and all I could think of was Caribbean Guano. Now that would not be an appealing name! It is a golden orange color. Your choice of wall color is beautiful. Agree that it should have a different name perhaps Princesse Clover?

rebekka

Quiet Moments...sounds like something they would name a hemorrhoid cream! But what a beautiful color. I love your description of the French convent school...wow.

nancy

Ha! I picked the color of our bathroom, an earthy green, despite the name: "Squirrel." Huh? Those paint-namers were desperate.

julie

I'm the same way with paint chips...painted my dining room "rice pudding"

Judith

I'm totally with Kelly. If you mix the two even slightly then you have Quiet Moments on Mount Saint Anne, that might work. Good luck.

Wendy

Too funny--just minutes ago my husband and I were talking about how we love to read the names on paint chips. Our daughter was showing us some possible color choices for her bedroom re-do--all with completely uninspired/revolting names: "Dyed Denim", "Roasted Asparagus", or the mind-bending "Deeply Red". My husband recalled a truck he had once--the paint color was called "Mocha Frost".
I want to travel to Mount Saint Anne right now!

peanut

Would it be any consolation to know that of the many grey paint chips I picked to try on our bedroom wall - with names including Grey Owl and November Rain - the one that looks best is called "Intense White"?

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