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Old 12-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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My girlfriend and I decided to paint our all white living room. A little project for us. We have never painted before but we are doing an ok job except that now we do not like it! it is way too dark. Our budget is pretty small and we had a gift card for home depot so we went with Behr. So we got Morocco Red which looked really nice and light in the picture but turned out to be extremely dark.

I attached a picture of how it came out (looks much lighter in the picture)
also attached a picture of how it looked on the website. Maybe it is a different shade of Moroccan red? and third I attached a picture of the color I wished we had. Thanks!!
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Well, a couple of thoughts here. One, it's always best to buy a quart and test the color on some scrap drywall if there's any doubt about your color choice. Now that you have purchased your paint and applied it, well, you're stuck with a repaint. You could return it to HD, show them the color was mistinted, and get replacement paint in the RIGHT color and then redo it. It's worth a shot since the color seems to be waaaayyyy off.

Most of us on here are not fond of Behr paint and your experience is part of the reason why. If you can't get replacement paint, take the swatch to a real paintstore like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore and they will match the color in a quality paint that is much better than Behr.

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Thank you very much. Now do we just paint over it? or?
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Thank you very much. Now do we just paint over it? or?
Yup, just paint over it. It might be best to wait several days before painting over top of that Behr, but, be aware that Behr is notorious for causing problems especially adhesion problems, but, at this point (and being on a budget) your only option is a paint over.
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Thank you I will try a Benjamin Moore over the weekend.
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That last picture is not even close to Moroccan red.
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/col...9-Moroccan-Red

Your supposed to do all your cut in work before rolling.
With that color change your going to have to do your cut in twice to reduce ghosting.

Here's a way to get an idea of what the color you pick is going to look.
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/f...color-viewer-3
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Thanks. The top will actually have a wood boarder all around the house so I left it that way. Not sure if that was the correct thing to do
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Guess you mean crown moulding.
That's fine, just make sure it's painted up high enough.
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Yes crown moulding! Sorry lol i really hope one of these paintshops can really help me get that image out of my head and into our walls. Which is basicaly that last picture. Except it looks like some special paint.
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The lighting in the advertising photo is very white light. The lighting in the picture that you've taken is much yellower.

I suggest that you try a couple of whiter lightbulbs first, before you spend a lot of time trying to fix it. That may make a difference.
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You can't trust what you see on a card or on your screen. You have to get a sample and check it in the room with the actual lighting. If you;re happy enough wit it based on the sample, try painting a corner.

Florescent lights can cause major changes to colors, and different color temp incandescent have smaller effects. LED is better than florescent, but it still has some quirks.
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Just a tip----install the crown molding now---then caulk and paint it---then paint the walls.

If you do not do that---the caulking will show on the new painted walls----first things first---you do not want to paint this a third time----
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Also, if you go to a real paintstore, most offer color matching at no cost if you use their paint. By that I mean an employee that is trained to coordinate your color selection with the rest of your room will come to your home to assist with the color selection. They do what an interior designer does and it can be a great service.
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There is only 1 way to find out - take the Behr paint chip, and smear some of the paint on it. Let it dry. If it doesn't match, take the paint back and get your money back. Paint companies don't compensate for labor, unfortunately, but get what you can. If it's a lighting issue, this will show you.

Home Depots computers can match paint as well as anyone's, assuming it's calibrated and operated competently (it might not be). I got a perfect match there just yesterday.

From your photos, it looks awfully far off, so I'm curious what's wrong.
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I'm wondering if they put the right tint into the wrong base can. What does your can say?

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