So I thought I'd share a little bit of my thought process that goes into picking paint colors. I'm as impatient as the next person when I decide I want to paint something. But since we plan on staying in this house for awhile (forever), I want to be more thoughtful about my choices. (This could be the most boring post ever or super helpful, maybe)
Yesterday, I picked up some paint samples from Sherwin Williams. I never made it to the place that sells Benjamin Moore because kids.
I picked one color based on pictures I'd seen online (Topsail), one based on y'all's advice (Sea Salt), and one I just liked while I was in the paint store (Copen Blue)
Here they are painted on some boards. I didn't trust my skills when it came to testing them on on the actual ceiling.
Top: Copen Blue SW0068
Bottom Left: Sea Salt SW 6204 (as recommended in the comments yesterday. Thank you, Beth!)
Bottom Right: Topsail SW6217
All of the colors are really great colors that I'm going to keep in my "file" in case I ever get that second home (dream big people) or I decide to redecorate my whole house (kidding Kip).
I quickly eliminated Topsail because it was a bit cooler than I wanted for the room. Although, I'm still in love with the way Tobi Fairley used it in this kitchen.
Then, as I tend to do, I quickly became totally obsessed with a color and tried to make it "the one."
|SW Copen Blue|
BUT this is why it's important to take a chill pill, test a color and let it be in the room through out the day while you do your thing. Because as much as I LOVE Copen Blue, it just wasn't working in the room, especially as it relates to the rest of the house. It was too heavy and a bit too Tiffany Blue in this midday light.
Almost everyone on Facebook agreed that the right looked better. But I still loved the color on the left and wanted to make it work.
|Left: Copen Blue; Right: Sea Salt|
Here's how the room looks when you're standing in the family room/entry area. See how the ceiling just needs something?
|Clearly, I can never escape a dinosaur photobomb in my house pics.|
My biggest concern with Sea Salt was that it would either be too minty or too green in different lights.
Here it is on top around the five o'clock hour (when mommy starts pouring wine). I loved how it sort of matches the color of the sky in the painting.
And here it is in the morning light.
So I'm pretty sure Sea Salt is the winner. I'm going to sit with it for a few more days. Sorry for giving you a million pictures of my dining room, but I've learned so many lessons over the years when it comes to picking paint colors. Basically, don't be hasty, y'all!
Which one do y'all like better?