So, I think I have touched on this topic before, but I tend to make paint selection an incredibly complicated process.  I start with taping lots of large samples to the walls.  I let them hang on the walls for a few days.  I look at them at different times of day, different weather conditions, even different moods.

Then I start the process of the elimination.  The colors that just catch me off guard.  Offend me in the morning.  To harsh against the woodwork.  Doesn’t create a good flow from the other room.  It will make the room too dark. Blah, blah, blah.

When I get down to 2-3 colors, I then start moving the “finalists” to different places in the room and do a shorter version of the same process.  So, needless to say, this from start to finish, it can take me a couple of weeks to finally settle on a color.

You can see just some of my samples hanging near the woodwork in both rooms.

I didn’t even include what happens when company comes over!!  I always do appreciate the insight.

Now, knowing how much I stress and fret over a color choice, what I am about to say will blow your mind.

I took a huge chance yesterday when I bought two gallons of mistint from Lowe’s.  So, my OCD color selection process was totally overrode by my thriftiness!  Each gallon was on sale for $10 and this was their top of the line paint and primer!!  How could I pass that up???


Now, here’s the kicker.  It’s dark green.  I mean…DARK green.  So, this could work out to be amazing, but it could also be one the worse decisions I have ever made.  I will be adding pictures of it…when it’s up on the walls!  Surprise will be…where will I put it!

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