It’s come down to this:
Yep, I’m waffling on my office paint color. I always know I’m close to deciding on a color when I almost completely change course. Sometimes I don’t, sometimes I do, but it usually works out either way.
I sampled three more greens last weekend after the previous week’s two samles. I found exactly the color I was shooting for (Hirshfield’s Perennial Garden), just think it might be a tad dark in the room at certain times of day.
At least I got the color I envisioned, now it’s just time to decide whether it really fits my space. (Will post pictures with my next update .) This leaves me with two options:
- One shade lighter green (close to what’s pictured above)
- Revisit my original color choices, which brings me back to grey/lavender.
I’m inclined to go with the lavender. The particular shade above is just one step over from grey, see:
(Looking at Spring Violet or Winter Gray in the middle column)
Plus it was my original original plan, so it’s not really a drastic a game changer.
I’m definitely planning to use my lovely yellow and white patterned curtains (here, or two posts below if you’re scrolling). And I really like yellow and grey, so this makes sense. But I really hate purple and yellow together — not a cut on my hometown football team, just have never been much a complimentary colors person — so, it will have to be seriously toned down if I go that path.
Any thoughts? I can’t find any good photos for grey lavender with yellow curtains, just lots of awful purple and yellow rooms. In the meantime, here’s a nice example of lavender-gray:
Source: Martha Stewart
It’s serious enough for an office, right? It’s one of Martha’s “sophisticated neutrals” which is good enough for me. Now, can you picture it with yellow & white patterned curtains?
Better Homes and Gardens did it successfully on this month’s cover, maybe I can too.