- I NEVER match a paint color to something in the room. I tried it once and it came out too matchy-matchy for me. I ended up repainting the room within a few years.
- I use my gut, then my head. Like in this room...it has always had a sort of beachy feel to it. When I saw aqua walls in Mamma Mia, I knew that it was what I needed to take my room to a new level.
- When I go to a paint store I grab 3-4 of the same color swatches. So I may have 7 different cards, but 3 of each of them.
- I tape up the color cards on all different walls of the room. Hence the reason I need 3-4 of the same card.
Seeing the colors in the room, at all different lighting, on all different walls is important! Something that looked aqua in the store may look baby blue in the room.
When the color swatches are up I immediately use scissors to cut down ones I know are not right. But I only cut the color off, another color on the same card may be perfect. Taking down the "no-goes" helps alleviate confusion.
With all of these choices one card, on all three walls, has stood out to me. I am weird, paint colors (and fabric for that matter) gives me butterflies in my tummy. That is how I know it is the right color! Please excuse my green clock, it will not go with any of these colors!
So which one did I choose? You will have to wait and find out. But I can tell you...it is not the bluest ones!