Paint is one of those things that can go either way. It can look amazing or it can turn out horribly wrong. I've had some of both happen.
I am at the stage where it is time to finally pick the paint color. I've been shopping like crazy looking for pillows and/or pillow covers, art, and whatnot to help put our living room together. I've known for quite some time that I wanted a gray/grey. Nothing too crazy there. The problem is that there are SO MANY shades/colors/variations. Each of those then change with the time of the day for natural lighting and interior lighting and whatever color light bulbs I happen to be rocking at the time. Now that the couch is ordered and that color picked, I know I want the same gray but much lighter. I want the room to be BRIGHT.
With our bedroom, I lucked out in the gray department. I found the curtains we have at Ikea and I then went I got all of the appropriate paint swatches at Home Depot, found the gray and dropped it down a level.
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For the bedroom, those curtains I mentioned were Dark Granite, so I used Anonymous. I then used mostly white and a yellow color for everything to keep it bright enough. I would like to do the same sort of thing... And according to the below photo, I'm thinking the fabric swatch for the couch is closest to Anonymous.
So, I am thinking drop it down a few shades, which bumps us off that paint swatch... I'm assuming this is supposed to be the lighter level. I'm assuming there is a logic to paint swatch numbering?
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The close ups for that one are not really working for me (colors are off)... The Billowy Down looks too blue in real life. Full Moon still looks too light. I think I'm leaning towards Sterling because we have white trim and I have nearly white curtains with white wood blinds. Is there one between Full Moon and Sterling that I'm missing...?
I worry that I'm not going light enough because I want to make sure there is a large enough difference between the couch and the walls. I ended up with the black wall in my living room because after rearranging the living room awhile back, the couch sat within a blank wall, no curtain interruption. The couch just blended right into the walls... no good. I'm also trying to debate on whether I keep the black wall or not. While I like it, the dark color shows all of the imperfections which tends to be significant in a house that's just over 60 years old.
Right now my plan is to paint it all and in Sterling. Off to go buy some paint...