I have to say that I have been interested in getting 'the right red' almost to the point of obsession for several years. I looked at different woods, different dyes, etc. This is an extension of that. It also explains why I have seemingly alot of reds laying around.
Shortly after Joel posted his color swatches above, I got with him IM and discussed different reds. It prompted my to develop my own swatches, which I took to the NRG conference. Unfortunately, I did not take the opportunity to discuss wit may people. One thing did get from Joel was to post a common item, like a can of soup, so differences in monitors, etc, can be gauged.
Plate 1 consists of some colors I was playing with (upper) as well as combinations. CABOOSE RED is obviously not close to red ochre, but it was a possible option for bulkheads and gun carriages.
Plate 2 consists of plain reds I had. WINE and PERMANENT RED are not very appealing to me.
Thoughts and comments?