Okay, so while I'm waiting on another layer of stain to dry I began to put different colors of paint on my egg carton sample.
My four basic colors are Americana's Napa Red and Heritage Brick as well as Anita's Chocolate Brown and Bark Brown.
I mixed some of the red with some of the brown.
And then I started to put the color up against the wood and tile.
So...in no particular order...
The mix of Heritage and Bark near the wood.
The mix of Heritage and Chocolate next to the wood.
Here's the Heritage Red next to the wood.
The Napa Red next to the wood.
Honestly the Chocolate brown seems a bit too light to me. The Bark brown is too dark and I'm not sure why I even tried. it.
Of course the mix of Napa and Chocolate I can't even get next to the wood, which honestly is fine, it just looks muddy to me and I don't like it much.
The Heritage Brick seems pretty good. And the Napa nearly matches one of the tiles. See the red tile in the upper right hand corner?
I'm kinda thinking the Heritage Brick is a good idea. I just don't want it to blend into the wood too much. I'm going to let it sit so I can think about it for a while. And if I'm really ambitious I'll go to Hobby Lobby and look for more paint.
Questions? Comments? Great thoughts?