Today I get to be a kid in a candy store, aka, I am going to pick new paint colors.
I love color, love paint, love looking at hundreds (maybe even thousands) of paint chips.
I often get asked, "What color did you use?" I find that question strange. To me paint is personal. Not a secret, but a personal, I took time to think about it and reflect choice. I will hold,examine and compare two swatches until I "feel" it.
What speaks to me may not speak to you. How I see the color, you may not. Hubby is very color blind--I know he doesn't see color like I do.
I love bright colors...obviously. as a kid I had a rainbow room--rainbow painted on the wall, rainbow bedding, bright yellow furniture.
Sometimes, okay maybe often times I decide the color isn't quite what I wanted and then I mix and stir different cans together until I get the right one. This is a good thing to do with oops colors you can buy at a discount.
Today I will be looking for some more muted tones like these shared by City Farmhouse:
It might be the overcast day, but I am feeling beachy and these colors speak beach to me. I usually buy interior latex in an eggshell or velvet finish. I most often buy the medium grade paint, except when buying red--I get the more expensive brand.
HERE is my paint tutorial on using all of these fun colors.
What colors are you loving and "feeling" right now?