I envision a warm light gray painted on the walls in our home.
Easy enough right? Something similar to these:
While researching paint colors, I came across one used by one of my favorite bloggers in their home. I decided to get a sample and try it out because if I liked it, I wouldn't have to go to the trouble or take the time to select one on my own. When I told Matt my brilliant idea, he was disappointed. He felt that I should select a paint color on my own rather than use something found on a popular blog. I ignored Matt because I thought this was going to be the perfect color. I painted the sample in our living room and let it dry. The paint color looked nothing like it had on the blog, which did not come as a surprise to me. I knew that a paint color can look completely different depending on the lighting, size of a room and many other factors. You would think I knew better, but I did the same thing all over again by selecting a color used by another blogger. Again, I didn't like it. At this point, I realized that I had learned my lesson. I needed to pick out something on my own. I went back to the paint store, found a color that was exactly what I envisioned and the result was just what I wanted! The lesson learned here is that I need to trust my ability to make a decision on my own. If I had done so in the first place, I would have saved myself a lot of time and money. What I thought was going to make selecting a paint color easier, actually made it more difficult. Learn from my mistake and trust yourself rather than go with what others do. Lastly, listen to your husband (or wife) too! Thank you to my husband for having confidence in me when I can't seem to find it in myself.
*Tip: when testing a color, I paint on both walls in a corner so that the color reflects off of itself and is portrayed correctly.