Alright, so I'm no George Clooney, and I can't make goats fall over dead with my psychic mind powers (thank goodness!), but I have been testing my staring capabilities lately.
Yep, just like Georgy, I pulled up a chair, and focused all of my concentration on a single task. For George, that task happened to be four-legged animals...
...but for me, it happened to be shades of color, and my challenge to find the right one. Over the past few weeks I've been on a mission to find paint colors for the guest bedroom and the studio.
To really get a good idea of how a color will look in the room, it's important that you test the shades at different times of the day so that you can see the shade with different lighting.
Week One: I stared and I stared at color swatches from my Dunn Edwards fan book. Gray for the guest bedroom, and teal-blue for the studio. From dawn, until dusk (not consecutively because I do have a job, and a life for that matter) I stared at these colors from multiple viewpoints in the room.
One-by-one, the swatches were narrowed down.
Too dark...too light...too blue...too purple.
Once I had the colors narrowed down, I had the colors matched at Lowes so that I could get some samples.
Six colors all together, four shades of gray for the guest bedroom, and two shades of blue for the studio.
Week two: The shade samples are up on the wall, and the staring begins again.
After all of this staring, I think I've narrowed it down to the final colors. Which ones did I pick? You'll just have to wait and see. I'm hoping to paint at least one of these rooms on Memorial Day weekend. Can't wait!
I'm really wishing that color stayed true to form when I take pictures. It's difficult to get the right lighting, especially in these back bedrooms, so I'm sorry if you think I'm crazy with my color choices. I promise everything is looking good on my end! haha.
Is anyone else planning to paint something on our next three-day weekend? Fill me in with the details!