Who knew that picking out paint could be so stressful? I’m going on night 4 of laying in bed, losing sleep over what colors to paint the house. What if it’s too dark? What if it takes more than 2 coats? What if it streaks? What if the colors clash? How much tape do I need? What if the paint looks good on the swatch, but not on my wall? What if I need more lights so that the paint looks true to color? Is it really bad karma to have dark colors in the bedroom? Do you see my stress? So. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
- I LOVE Neutrals
- Must have gray somewhere
- The whole house has to flow together
- There will be at least 1 wall in the house with horizontal stripes
I think that part of the problem is that there are endless color possibilities. Walls of color. Brochures on brochures on inspiration. Pinterest. Oh geez. I am the person that needs less choices. I paced back and forth in Home Depot tonight for 2 hours, picking up color swatches, throwing them on the floor, asking random strangers what they thought of a dark seal coat gray in our bedroom. I need less to look at. I walked away with 2 small samples, 23 color cards and insatiable hunger for Taco Bell.
I guess the good news is that paint is cheap and easy to fix. (The Home Depot guy even told me that there are folks out there who paint every season. Like changing curtains. But wait, who changes their curtains every season to? Who are you people?)
Anyway, we are all set to paint on Friday. And as nervous as I am, I think I’ve got it figured out.
We’re going with Behr. Next to Benjamin Moore, they had the best reviews on Pinterest, which is the Home Decorating Bible. (I would have gone with Benjamin Moore, but they don’t have any stores that close to us.) Now the funny thing (and also the thing that is making me sweat) is that the colors I loved in the store look completely different on the web. They look almost brown toned. And in person, they are definitely white toned. Awesome. I will post some photos as soon as it looks decent! Happy PAINTING!