Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Color Change

After much procrastinating, I changed the living room accent wall color.  I hate painting so I've been putting this one off.  I liked the previous color but it was a little too tealy blue.  This one has more gray in it, much closer to what I was going for in the first place...I think.  I chose Behr October Sky.

Hubby says he can't tell the difference but I clearly can.  He came home and asked if I had a chance to paint yet.  What???  I did.  Here's a side by side comparison.

See how the first color has more green and the new has more gray?  More calm and not so in your face.  It's not a huge difference but enough to make me happy.

Everything is right in my world again.  But I've already seen a darker color that I'm wanting to try.  How many tries does it take you to get the color right?


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  1. I think most men have a hard time distinguishing color, the tone, value and nuance. I can tell a big difference between the teal wall the the blue with a touch of grey. I really like the October Sky so much better. It enhances the neutral and natural colors in your sofa tremendously. Everything has a much softer look. My husband and I disagreed over a paint color for our kitchen over 6 months! We had 2 huge swatches next to each other and he kept insisting in one that was much more yellow and seemed to almost go grey. The one I liked was a very creamy, pale honey color and stayed neutral after painting. He kept telling me that there was so little difference, why didn't we just go with his choice? I finally said, "Fine, Go, Be, Do...paint it whatever you want, these walls just need fresh paint!" This is 3 months later, he decided not to paint and the swatches remain!

  2. I failed to mention how much better your wall art looks with the October Sky color...so much prettier, both the art and the wall!

  3. Hello, Andrea! The color looks amazing! Great photos too!
    I also noticed that you’re a fan of Pinterest and used to link your projects to the Pinterest Challenge @ Bower Power. Would you be interested in linking your recent Pinterest-inspired projects on my blog OksanaPlusHobbies?
    Here is the Link Party which is going on right now:
    Thank you so very much. I'm your newest follower.

  4. This is awesome! You got a lovely home.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. I agree with you about the new color. It's so pretty and calming. You living room looks lovely. Great job!!! Do you think you could share this post and any other of your great projects over at our link party? http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-link-party-8/

    Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life

  6. definitely grayer. good choice. I have a blue accent wall, and I can't decide if i'm totally over it, or to just change the color like you did. you are giving me something to think about.....

  7. I love the new color. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com


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