I completely forgot to share one of my favorite paint geek moves. I hope the powers-that-be at the paint companies aren't upset about this. I registered as a designer with a few of them. Their websites didn't require any documentation and it was the only way I could find to get large paint chips.
I had been buying sample pots at Sherwin Williams, but was wasting so much paint on them. Benjamin Moore makes sample pots in a range of colors, but the selection is still limited. Perhaps I should frame my motivations for this indiscretion as being green. :)
The wait for the large samples was only a few days and I was quickly able to pick my color (Benjamin Moore's Smoke) and pass the samples off to a friend who was looking for a grey-blue for another project.