So now that I've got the interior window trim fixed up and stained I started to think about the paint color I want for the walls. I want something neutral since the house will have quite a few bright colors in the tiles and the fabrics I'm using.
So I got out my paint and started testing it on the interior wall that comes with the house and put one of the little windows and the fireplace next to my test colors.
I know it might seem like they're all the same but they are different paints. I was smart this time around and numbered my samples and the matching bottles.
My paint colors are:
- Pacific Khaki - Behr Ultra
- Mystery color - Behr Ultra
- Buttermilk - Americana
- Warm White - Americana
- Oyster Beige - Americana
- Bleached Sand - Americana
- Coffee Latte - Folk Art
- Mix of 2 & 5
Here's the window up against the colors:
The khaki seems a little greenish to me, and the mystery color just blends right into the cherry stain.
And the Buttermilk isn't bad but its very yellow looking.
The Warm White is too stark. The Oyster Beige is the best so far but I'm not in love.
Here the Bleached Sand is just a bit blech and the Coffee Latte is almost the same color as the stain. No go.
I got my husband's opinion and we both liked the Oyster Beige the best out of all of them, but the mystery color was a close second.
So of course I decided to see what would happen if I mixed them up.
So of course I like it best. Creamy and neutral but not boring. At least not to me.
I painted some other wood samples just to see how it would do, and to have a sample I can bring with me to Home Depot to get it matched.
I still like it. And I would have just mixed up a bunch of color like I did NOLA House but I don't have a lot of the Oyster Beige and I also don't have all my walls cut out for the bathroom.
So I think tomorrow after work I'll go to Home Depot with my paints and samples and ask them to mix up something to match it.
Oh, and here it is with my fabrics.
It's neutral but its still a color if you know what I mean.
I think it'll look pretty good.
What do all of you think?