Color Me Confused

I really want to paint Audrey’s room this week. The paint sample has been in the garage for weeks. We finally put it on the wall this weekend. And now. Now, I’m not so sure. It looked a little too bright. Or neon. Or garish. Hard to say. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love color. But there is something about this green that’s unsettling. Maybe. Yesterday I drug the kids to Lowe’s to look for a new color. I left with three more samples. None of them green. And now that two of them are on the walls, maybe I like the green? The third sample didn’t make it to the wall test because it looks a lot like the orange on Elliot’s wall. We are under strict instruction from him that his sister’s room cannot be orange like his. And since I want to paint our room orange, I can see his argument. Too much orange upstairs.

Here’s a flikr set of the colors on the walls in a variety of light and flashes and angles. What do you think?


I sorta like all three colors together. Maybe I can paint a grid and fill it with all the colors? And be done with her room sometime when she’s in high school…

3 smart people left their mark:

  1. halimah, 28. August 2007, 16:58

    the green is institutional. how about a caribbean blue or a granny smith apple green? ( i’m thinking about the clash with her hair here ) or something more tangerine….or a brilliant raspberry. my girlfriend has amazingly bright colors in all the rooms of her home. she is very brave. i have god-awful pine paneling. hate the frigging pine.

  2. Catherine, 28. August 2007, 19:41

    good suggestions, aka more options… maybe I’ll just throw a dart at the paint section of Lowe’s

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