Which is the correct Nebula Green??

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I originally wanted to get my FJ40 painted Fashion Green but out of 5 paint shops locally (in Kuwait) and one in Abu Dhabi where my car is being built, only one had the color in their database and the sample I got from them was closer to a blue-grey than a green-grey. After giving up on Fashion Green I decided to go for Nebula Green which all six suppliers had available. But the 5 local suppliers that gave me samples all looked a lot darker than the green in the photos I found online. The Abu Dhabi based paint shop sent me a sample that actually looks similar to the online photos, but it's weird that 5 other suppliers all gave me a similar darker green and he gave me a much lighter one. I'm guessing he might have color-matched it to photos online and not to the actual paint code.

Can anyone help me out here? Does Nebula Green look brighter once on the car? Do the samples look correct? I'm so confused and only have once chance of getting this right :(

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Assume you are using a restoration shop in Abu Dhabi? That's a long way from Kuwait. Good luck with the choice....not easy.

yeah a restoration shop, long way from Kuwait and with the pandemic I can't even travel there at the moment hence making everything extra complicated 😅
 
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Are all samples from PPG ?

One of them is from the Toyota dealer who have Nexa Autocolor which is part of the PPG group. I think maybe I should head to the scrap yard find a fender from a random car and have a paintshop paint it for me. Won't be cheap but I guess cheaper than painting the whole car and then realizing I don't like the color.
 

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This is the factory paint on my unmolsted (except for the windscreen which was oddly coated in red) '72 Nebula Green 40's hood after a good cut and polish with professional grade stuff and an operator who knows what he is doing -

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Picture was taken indoors but it lived in a moderate southern Australian near coastal climate all its life
 
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Thank you that was extremely helpful! The color matches the darker samples I got, I guess the photos online were just taken under bright sunlight making them look a lot lighter than the color actually is.
 
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Just a quick update for anyone going through the same issue as me. I had my body shop paint a damaged fender they had in Nebula Green and once painted on a large panel the color looked a lot lighter than the small card sample. It looks like what nebula green should look like now. So the card sample I got from the restoration shop (the really light green card) is not correct, all the other darker samples on the left of it are the correct ones. The pictures below are of the fender painted in the green card with the arrow pointing at it.

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