Yesterday I put a small sample of every sample I have purchased for my dining room back up on the wall. I hated them all. Andy hated them all. We were out and about and decided to make a stop at our SW store. We took home a sample of Amazing Gray. I was so confident about it. Especially since the guy at the paint store said they are using the color in a lot of new cookie builds.
Amazing Gray had to be the answer. I was thinking my headache over dining room colors was over.
It did what so many other gray inspired colors in the house have done. It went purple on me. A lavender grey blob was on the wall. Curses. I had Andy look at it too. He also saw the purple. Damnit. Immediately following this, I went to the bedroom and pulled out my paint swatch spiral. There had to be something in there that I had pulled from a store that would work in this space.
I started holding everything up to the large abstract painting we have. In the corner, on that wall, with or without overhead lighting. I grabbed Andy and he made he piles of likes and dislikes. When it was all said and done, we had done a complete 180 on the color. The two selections: SW Panda White & BM Tapestry Beige. So to Lowes we went because I was not in the mood to purchase another 6 dollar sample.
The results? BM Tapestry Beige. It's perfect. The slightest hint of green, neutral and light enough to make a big impact on a space that lacks natural light. Andy likes it. I like it. I'd like to start it next weekend, pending the fact that I love it the remainder of the week. One wall at a time since the area has a lot of height. From the photo below you can see how paint looks different in the same room with and without natural light. The one on the left is in a corner without natural light, the one on the right is with.