Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Yellow vs. Grey vs. Mauve



So I'm not exactly happy with the colour I chose for our bedroom. I'm not sure whether it's just the shade (Gray Ghost), or the light in the room, or the fact that the paint guy convinced me to use a Valspar paint instead of Olympic (I know better! I should not have listened to him!). The colour, instead of a neutral grey, looks distinctly mauve. Purple undertones are NOT what I was going for! I would have happily accepted blue or green or brown tones.

My husband doesn't see a problem, except that it's more brown than he was expecting (after he declined to offer an opinion on the paint cards I brought home), but my daughter right away said, "It's kind of violet."  I guess it's true that men can't distinguish the colour mauve.

Oh well. It's not a big enough difference to motivate me to get new paint. It will look lovely. I painted one corner, where the wardrobe goes, yesterday, and last night as I was getting ready for bed, it just looked so calm and inviting. Making the remaining yellow walls in the room look frantic by comparison.


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