We picked up about a dozen paint samples from Home Depot on Friday night and another dozen from Lowes. We taped them up on the walls in various rooms all weekend and watched how they looked at all times of the day. For the main area (living/dining/kitchen/hallway) we wanted gray. For Greta’s room, we are looking for a grayish mauve, for the bathroom–a grayish blue, and we have NO idea for our room. Which is kinda funny, because we got the most votes to start our paintbrushes in there.
Well, after looking at all the different paint samples on the wall for two full days, we decided against all of them. Seriously. One by one they were taken off the wall. Some went right away and others took longer. But we both knew, we hadn’t found our colors yet.
Gray is a toughie. There isn’t one true gray. It can look blue or brown or pink or green. This morning, I learned that even more when I took a trip to Ace Hardware and picked up another dozen shades of gray from the Benjamin Moore collection.
Do you see what I mean? These are ALL grays. When you put them next to each other, you can really see the different tones come out. I judged each individually and tried to find the truest gray. Luckily, Benjamin Moore paints are the Creme de la Creme as far as colors go and I fooouuunnndddd one!!!