Bluebonnet Green spray paint

freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)June 27, 2012

Rustoleum & Krylon both have a small handful of green shades in their spray paint -- do you have any suggestion for which is the closest to the green of a bluebonnet leaf?

I'm certain my go-to "leaf green" Krylon is too light & yellowey. But when I start looking at the others, my eyes cross.

~ freshair

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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

First let me say I am awful at picking paint colors from chips. It never looks like the color I was intending. But..... looking at the Krylon website, and I know the colors may not be true, the Hosta leaf green might work or the Satin Italian Olive. Both might be a little dark, but colors always look a little dark against the white background of a color chart. What type of surface are you painting? Could you use a brush on? Probably more choices in those type paints....

    Bookmark   June 28, 2012 at 10:23AM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

debndal, i have the same trouble

i ended up with rustoleum's (our HD didn't have krylon) "leaf green" in satin . . . a good balance of dull but pretty (does that make sense?) - i seriously considered using their cobalt blue for the "stem", but since i'm using a turned table leg, i didn't want to camoflage the details

i hope to have a finished product tmrw - wish me luck

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 10:26PM
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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

Be sure to post a pic when it's finished!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 9:54AM
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