I'm starting to get restless with my walls. Thankfully, when we moved into our current home, there was hardly any redecorating necessary. My son's room had to be repainted, because he just wasn't going for the lovely pink it came in, but every other room was definitely in livable shades. In fact, I absolutely love the red dining room and half bath. Oh, and we did redo the nursery. But, I'm starting to feel the need for change. So, I've started collecting paint samples again.
I secretly would love to have the job of naming shades of paint. I love names like "Smokestack", "Rice Cake" and "Scandinavian Sky". I always ask people the names of their paint shades when I visit their homes. It tickles me that my nursery is "Bonnet Blue". My son's room, on the other hand, is "Sebago Blue". I believe Sebago is a lake in Maine. I also have a table painted "Ground Cover". A lovely shade of green, naturally.
But, my favorite shade of all time was introduced to me by ItyBtyFrog called "Verde Antique". She used it in her laundry room once and, I loved it so much, I used it in the basement bathroom in our old home. When we put the house on the market, half the realtors wanted to know the name of the shade. Unfortunately, the room had no windows and the lighting in this photo just doesn't do it justice.
I've learned always to test paint before using it. Our last home needed complete repainting when we bought it. My kind brother in law, who owns a commercial paint sprayer, offered to paint it for us. We picked out a very light putty color called "tender taupe". The tender part should have tipped us off. After hanging out in the backyard for a couple hours, we went back in the house to discover our entire house was painted a very muddy shade of pink! My mother loved it, my husband DID NOT. So, we had to redo. This time in "Suede" and "Ranchwood." Ahhhh, Dear Hubby's masculinity restored!
So, I need suggestions! What is your favorite shade?
(All paint shades credited to Wal Mart Color Place. Cheap price, but great paint!)