The Making of Chashitsu, Color sample II

Texture test adding sand to the paint

Did a colour test the other day, now I need to figure out how to get the texture of the wall right. The only place I could think of that would have sand in many different granularities was the aquarium shop. My local aquarium shop had a granularity I liked. I have tried two different ways of applying it to the surface. In the left trial I painted the surface and then sprinkled the sand onto the wet paint. After the paint had dried I painted it once more. In the right trial I mixed some sand into the pain. I painted twice, both times with sand mixed into the paint. The end result was much the same, however I liked the control I had when I sprinkled it on the wet paint.

I mentioned it the other day, that I wasn’t 100% satisfied with the colours I had bought. So I have been out getting some new colours to try.
Starting from the right side and going left. First I got the original wall colour that I think is too yellow.

Colour test for walls and wood

Than there is a small patch that is a bit darker. This is the original paint, but I got the shop to add more black to it (for free). It is better than the original.
Next is a trial for colouring of the visible wood in the room. I’m thinking of corner pillars, sliders for fusuma and such. I had one earlier that was too light, so I’m trying something darker now. It became more grey than expected. The lower part has two layers, and the top only one.
Next is a new colour for the walls. It is a bit darker and much less yellow than my previous trials. I like this much better than what I got before.
Finally I got one last attempt at the colour for the visible wood. This time it is brown with one layer at the bottom and two on the top. This is more the colour I envisioned that the wood would be, but the grey one is kind of growing on me. Please use the comment field and let me know what you think.

4 Replies to “The Making of Chashitsu, Color sample II”

  1. I really like the new (non-yellow) paint colour. And I quite like the unfinished wood over the finished wood. In any case, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    1. That is a nice room, but it is a bit bigger and brighter than mine will be. After visiting the Lumbermill ( ) and ending up with white birch pillars instead of pine I think I agree with you that the untreated is better. I’m uncertain if I dear to leave it untreated or if I should add a layer or two of oil like I did for the first colour sample ( )

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