Thursday, July 31, 2008

Strike One

Well, the paint job is done... and I officially don't like it! I should have brought home swatches and thought it through, but even under the little light simulator at Lowe's, this color looked soft enough to work. I'm too impatient and wanted to get the paint RIGHT THEN. However, on the walls it looks a tad neon (even though it's not a dark yellow) and it is going to bug me. Although it is going to cost more for another bucket of paint, I am going to redo it. I got a tip on a good yellow named "Straw" (thanks, Katie), and if I can't find that color, or it doesn't look right with our bedding, I will find another much softer, lighter yellow than the one I got the first time around. I don't want it to have any green-ness to it, which ours appears to have a tiny bit. I still think yellow is a really tricky color to get right! When it's wrong, it can be horrible!

I did it all today (basically during Lucy's 2 hour nap, and then touch-ups after she went to bed), so it's not like I dedicated a lot of time to this. It's just frustrating to get it wrong (the same thing happened in our great room trying to find the right shade of tanish gray, which eventually we did), but worth the effort to get it exactly how you want. We have time. So, no pictures yet!

4 comments:

aletha :: pearls events said...

We have "melted butter" on all of our walls in the main part of our house, and it's really pretty. Funny thing :: our neighbor has the same color in her kitchen! It's a Behr color, but we mixed it at Ace. Maybe you want to stop by and see it on MY walls before?!

Dykema's said...

If it makes you feel any better... we painted Landon's room before he was born and then I completely repainted it when he was a few months old! I did have a nice yellow in there originally (I'll have to check out what the name was when I get home... I'll keep you posted). Good luck!

Trish said...

yellow is very tricky! suggestion, go lighter than you think, it will still appear brighter! good luck:)

Katie said...

Our paint was from Seven's, by the way!