Buy paint for the offices

  1. wolram

    wolram 3,752
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    Last week i was asked to buy paint for the offices, after about 2hrs fafing about they decide on beige walls and cream doors, well the paint came yesterday ,and i have a note saying i bought the wrong colours, the colour is written on the tins B E I G E and C R E AM, some people :uhh:
     
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  3. dav2008

    dav2008 624
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    I think the problem is that they wanted colors and you bought colours.
     
  4. Astronuc

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    I'd go with purple doors and electric blue walls. :biggrin:
     
  5. Chi Meson

    Chi Meson 1,772
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    Maybe the cans were delivered back to front, and the "some people" thought you ordered cream walls and beige doors. Tell them you'll take care of it, and while their backs are turned, put the beige where the cream was and the cream where the beige was and then say, "phew, it was hard work convincing them but they agreed to take the old cans back."
     
  6. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    Wollie, you're so out of the color thing. Colors can no longer be described by a single word. Beige? There must be a gazillion beiges out there, from almond beige to tahiti beige.

    Here : http://images.google.com/images?q=beige&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images

    Do these all look the same to you? You obviously only registered the parts of the color name that you are familiar with.

    Or maybe they wanted this color for everything:

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    It's called beige cream! :rolleyes:
     
  7. Astronuc

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    with chocolate chips. :tongue2: Looks like granite to me. :biggrin:
     
  8. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    The only way to be sure to get the right colors when someone asks for them is to have them select a swatch and order by the number on the swatch. To some people, beige and cream are even synonymous. Just paint everything the same colors and stick a few u's around until they look like the right colours. :biggrin:
     
  9. wolram

    wolram 3,752
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    :confused: Not being funny Moon B, but a swatch is a designer watch
    over here ? any way they did not specify any thing other than beige and cream, i am sure they are just flexing the management muscle, by the color on the tins i think it would be good enough for this place. i will tell them to get a swatch, oh no better not.:smile:
     
  10. wolram

    wolram 3,752
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    I like that, it would be cool on my chimney breast.:approve:
     
  11. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    Oh dear. I don't know what the English translation would be. Those cards with the colors painted on them that you get to choose colors from, and they have the precise color name and number on them. But, yeah, with color choices like beige and cream, they really shouldn't be arguing too much over it. It's not like they asked for green and you brought back blue.
     
  12. JamesU

    JamesU 745
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    You spelled 'color' wrong :biggrin:
     
  13. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    Shade card? Colour palette?
     
  14. wolram

    wolram 3,752
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    I just looked up paint and color on google, there is a (bazillion) and it says it is not a perfect match due to different monitors :eek: i think i will leave a note for the day guys they are married and may have a clue.
     
  15. Moonbear

    Moonbear 12,266
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    :rofl: They won't have any more of a clue, but they will at least be able to sympathize. :rofl:
     
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