Then I looked in Amandine Guisez Gallienne's beautiful book, COLORFUL WORLD. Delicious pale green exists on the walls in Mexico, Finland, Mali, Rajasthan, on the Burmese border and elsewhere. I'd like to visit all these green, but I'm quite content to go back & have some more macs. Colors are always effected by what's adjacent to them.
Ladurée has put a band of pink around their tea cups to enhance the napkin's greeniness.
A mixed color can look perfect when wet. Then it dries "down", much lighter and all wrong. Greens can be especially tricky to mix. It's not so easy to match a color exactly and takes a lot of experimenting..
Punch a hole in the color you want to match. Then hold it over the painted swatch. When you no longer can distinguish between cut hole and the paint swatch you've got a match.
First time on rue Bonaparte just to browse. Next in Galeries Lafayette for a look but it seemed small and crowded. And 2 times I sat downstairs and had afternoon tea on Rue Royal. Upstairs is no-smoking but you miss all the action in the macaron shop nextdoor.
I ordered a plate of 4 macarons (Citron, Caramel, Framboise, Chocolat). And a chocolate Religiouse (mainly to photograph & then paint) I took only one bit - it's enormous!
The waiter offered to box the rest and I refused. Idiot! I didn't want to walk out with a doggie bag so I missed out having one of their green boxes for my own.
Mint green, moss green, celadon green, terre vert, Granny Smith Apple green - where did they come up with this shade of pale green? Off the underside of a rose leaf? A bientot!