I have deliberated about paint colors for so many hours that I may just be in the days (quite possibly weeks) range now. I would like to add that this process would have taken less time if Adam liked all the color choices I picked out. Of course, that would have ruined some of the fun. I enjoy discussing color choices AND everyone needs a good healthy debate when it comes to decorating. Plus, in the end I am hopeful it will turn out for the better.
Honestly it wasn’t that bad because we were in agreement about having blues and greens in our home to begin with; it is the hue we
argued debated over. I wanted more earthy tones. If Adam were writing this post, he would describe my color choices as dreary. He wanted brighter colors. And seemingly contradictorily he wanted gray. We both worried about cohesion between rooms and if the colors would match our current and future styles.
Who knows if we accomplished that goal… at least not yet. I am optimistic; we are new at this. Apparently (based on my internet research) I should go for posh paints like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore. Based on family aand friend’s recommendations, I am going for Valspar. It is a simple as for its value (and my wallet), Valspar seems like the right choice. I also have a sneaking suspicion that I will be painting again someday anyway.
This is the final output of our color ideas merged into one. I conceded and gave the okay to the grays. Adam conceded and gave the okay to not so bright colors (being a nice wife, I chose brighter colors than my original picks to meet him halfway).
Here is the downstairs.
I used Color Swatches and good ole’ fashioned eyeballing it to get the colors as close to my color samples as I could.
The Valspar chosen colors are as follows.
Seeing in all laid out makes me excited to see it in person. I can’t wait to paint!