Well, I did it. I changed my mind.
About what, you may ask?
The wall! I changed my mind about the wall!
If you’ll recall from this post, I really wanted to paint. Specifically, this wall in my house.
I felt my home really needed an accent wall, but I was going to do my best to wait until the pandemic was over.
Then I got an itch. And I needed to do something! So I went out and bought paint samples for the two colors I liked best.
But as time has passed and I lived with the colors, I came to a very different conclusion.
I don’t actually like either one of them for this room!
Yup. They gotta go. It didn’t take too long. I noticed after about a week that the colors weren’t quite what I wanted, and they pretty much stayed that way.
It also doesn’t help that both colors made me want to paint the rest of the rooms that the wall is visible from, i.e. the kitchen and the dining room. That’s a no go. I know I have the time, but that’s a lot of work and I have very high ceilings.
So it’s back to the drawing board. I still want to paint that wall, I just have to find a different color for it. More researching on the internet for me!
Well, I cracked. I did it. I gave in. I decided to listen to my inner mental health cheerleader and paint the wall!
Yes, this bland fireplace wall is gonna get an update.
And the hubs will be so relieved that he no longer has to listen to me complain about it. Heck, I will no longer have to listen to me complain about it!
Right now I’m in the color selecting process.
I did that by going online to various paint-related stores and searched their online catalogs. Lowes and Sherwin Williams both had tools where you could upload your own home photo and see what the color would look like in the room that way.
I narrowed it down to two colors, both in different color families.
Caviar by HGTV Home By Sherwin Williams.
And this is Dark Night by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams.
Now I am choosing the colors by not painting them on the wall but on a canvas. I have no access to posterboard right now, and I have the blank canvases in the house and I figured, why not.
This method helps me choose a color without committing to painting the wall should I decide that I dislike either color.
Use as many coats on your sample as you would on the wall for maximum opacity (is that actually a word or did the beauty gurus make it up?).
Each color is so very different. I have one I am leaning towards though. Which one do you think it is?
I want to do a house project!
I get the urge every now and then. Something has to give.
See, I have this wall. And on this wall, there is a fireplace.
It looks a little boring, don’t you think? I mean, the ceiling is the same color as the walls. In every room in the house! And the fireplace is the same one in every house in our neighborhood. But I can’t change the fireplace without contractors.
I don’t want to use contractors right now. Also, the hubs won’t let me at this moment in time. His logic is sound.
There is a plague happening right now.
But, I could paint the wall. I even did a little mock-up from Sherwin Williams to see what it would look like.
Of course, my painting job would be better than my artistic rendering of the paint I did here. Accent walls for the win!
I tried a variety of different colors, dark browns, light blues, greens, oranges, even brick reds. Nothing really worked with the wall color. But I really like the one above. It’s called Dark Night.
Of course, I have yet to actually see the color in person. Again, because plague. I’ll get there eventually.
Here’s hoping I get to paint this wall soon.