Yes, if you ask the paint guy at Home Depot to mix a gallon (or quart) of "Snowfield", he should know exactly what to do. It is a standard color. They should also have color samples in a case. Look for the flat latex section and go to the grays. There should be one with "Snowfield" on the bottom (lightest color), along with other grays. The way they mix these colors is to start with pure white (Glidden Evermore Wall Interior Latex Flat HD-9000) and add lamp black (B), yellow oxide (C), magenta (V), Red Oxide (F), ... colorants to give you the exact color that you need.
Here's the formula for a quart of "Snowfield" that they gave me:
Notice that they add a small amount of C & V. These are not really necessary, and in fact others in the forum (actually in that thread that disappeared -- see below) mainly concentrated on just adding lamp black to pure white. However, when I tried the pure white+lamp black combo, I found whites in the picture to have a slightly bluish tint (I think this has to do with the poor gray scale tracking on the LT150). Adding C&V to the mixture warmed up my picture a bit, which I liked. Now, if I can figure out how to more finely adjust the gamma than just Normal, Nat1 and Nat2 (maybe via a service menu), I think I could probably fix the tracking and go back to a pure white+lamp black paint.
And, unfortunately, yes, the link does not work. Do threads usually go away after a while? Or, does anyone know what happened to this thread? This thread had some really useful info in it, but I cannot seem to find it any longer.
[This message has been edited by kem (edited 08-21-2001).]