I'm playing along with the everyone over at Nesting Place
with some of my Paint Colors
When we built this house in 2006, I treated myself to a couple of sessions
with a "color advisor." With large expanses of wall areas and high ceilings, mistakes were not going to be made. It was important to get it right the first time around.
The BEST money I ever spent. The first visit was on a dark cloudy day to the yet unfinished house with bare raw plaster walls. The second visit was on a sunny day. Initial colors were chosen, color boards were prepared, a couple colors were eliminated, and final choices were made. An excellent 3 hours of time to choose one of the most important elements in the overall feeling in a home.
Second guessing decisions is a part of making so many critical choices over a few months time, as a home goes from design to final result. So it was that our painting contractor tried to talk us into "color matching" the brand of paint he preferred to the colors personally chosen by my color advisor.
Walls were painted with splashes of color from the chosen colors and
then side by side with the "matched" colors. Not even close to the softness, warmth, "alive" feel of the real thing. So the final decision was to go for the expert's choices and it was the best decision I ever made. That being said, it is impossible to capture the way the colors of these rooms change with the seasons and with the light on any given day. They truly do reflect the "mood" of the day.
2144-40 Soft Fern
492 Dune Grass
A tip here from my advisor:
We dealt with only color #'s assigned by the maker, not the color names which can sway you just because of the emotional pull of one name over another.
The exhaust hood bump-out over the range is 492.
The right hand wall and ceiling in these images is 199, which
is the main color used for many of the rooms in the house.
The back and left hand walls are 2144-40.
The light playing on the back wall changes the whole look of the color.
My limitations as a photographer make it hard to convey the true beauty of these colors, but let me assure you that I wouldn't change a thing after four years.
Thanks for stopping by to visit!