Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Paint Colors

Why is it so hard to choose a paint color? These are the ones I'm working with.

Left to right: SW Ice Cube, BM White Diamond, Behr Frostwork. Not that you can really tell the difference.

I want something bright since the bathroom is windowless but I worry it is too light. Once the drywall taping is done I'll be able to get a better feel for how things are coming together but for now I'm leaning toward Ice Cube. It reads blue, grey, lavender in real life which is a little outside of my normal box but not too far.

There has got to be an easier way to pick paint. Any tips?



  1. Being a paint contractor for a long time I've decided it's hard to choose colors because the color changes as its painted around the room. One blue wall bordered by two white walls looks different than three blue walls together. It's the reflection that changes it. Try painting a corner section so the color reflects on itself. This will give you a more accurate read on the color.

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    1. thats why it is so hard! they look pretty but how will it look in the whole space?