On Wednesday, october 1st, we got the keys to our new house. This also means it’s time to buy some paint and paint a wall, amongst other things.
A few weeks ago I went to a hardware store to get some paint samples. When I say some I mean 21, I went a little crazy picking out colours. I kinda already decided I wanted to go with a shade of blue for 1 wall in my bedroom. I want to keep the others white and just 1 wall in a different colour to give it a splash of colour.
But who knew there are so many different shades of blue, okay I already knew. But when you look at them up close they look so different to each other, while they all look alike. So yeah I grabbed 21 colour samples to take home with me. I think I spend over 30 minutes just staring at all the samples and picking them up and putting others back down. I made myself a nice collection of various blue and grey shades, mostly blue. In my process of picking out colours I think I had around 40-50 samples in my hand at 1 point, some looking very similar to each other. Those needed further inspection and when I couldn’t really decide what shade I liked more I picked the one with the name I liked most. Because all colours are named like: Dolphin (that one I picked because of the name. and I liked the shade of grey as well) Ocean, Aqua, Rested, Milky Way, Ocean Blue, Open Sea (which is just the nicest and clearest blue colour ever, but way to dark to put on a wall in my opinion).
For some reason I felt kinda weird just picking blue and grey shades so I went for 3 pink ones. They have names like: Blush and Old Pink. Just to mix it up.Even though I knew I would never go for pink.
As soon as I got home and looked through all the samples again I already kinda decided what colour to go with and right now I’m like 90% sure I want that colour on my wall. I have till friday to make my decision. But I can assure you it will probably be either:
At first I really wanted Aqua or Aqua Blue. But I’ve been staring at paint samples a lot and I really like Milky Way. You can’t really see the colours that well in the pictures but that’s because I took them with my phone. I already packed up most of my stuff and I couldn’t find my camera anymore.