“It will probably look better in evening light.” “The floors are probably making it look brighter.” “I’m sure it dries much more muted.” “Blue isn’t so bad. It’s kind of soothing, right?”
I made these excuses and more on Sunday. We wanted a nice, pale, smokey gray for the office. I found Heavy Goose from the Martha Stewart line and thought it was perfect. I spent the whole day painting. Over the course of the day I started making the above excuses. I hoped if I just got the whole room painted it would work out.
Finally when the first coat was finished I had to break down and admit it. The color is wrong. It’s nowhere near a smokey gray. It’s blue. Nursery baby blue. If you are having a little boy or really love pastels, I’m sure it’s a lovely color. But it’s not at all what I had in mind. What a waste of a day. It won’t be staying. This will be a shared space and I want it to be somewhat masculine. I don’t know when it will get painted or what color I’ll use but it will change.
Any thoughts? Suggestions for a new color? Have you ever picked the wrong color? Did you live with it or repaint? Did you go with a totally different color? Or just tint it in the right direction?