For example, here are comparisons between the online store's picture and a scan of the actual swatch. The sample swatches are 4x4 inches. Its apparent that the actual design on the fabrics is much larger than it appears in the store photo.
The pictures above are of Lundsford Opal from OnlineFabricStore.net. In addition to size of the pattern, the texture of the material is not what I was expecting. It has a plastic-like feel to it, which would make it more appropriate for upholstery fabric, than drapes.
Wow, the pattern on this fabric is huge compared to the picture. I love it! Just a matter of deciding if I use it on my wing-backs or my big chair. The fabric is like duck cloth~ sturdy, but cotton, not at all plasticky. It could also make nice drapes. Oh, the choices!
|Sherwin Williams : Comfort Gray~ Silvermist ~Sea Salt|
I thought that it would make sense to pick the fabrics before choosing the paint colors. Of course it does. I have it narrowed down to several colors: Comfort Gray, Silvermist or Sea Salt from Sherwin Williams, and Palladian, Wythe and Stratton Blue from Benjamin Moore.
I'll be back next week with a final decision (I hope).!