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Old 10-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Bathroom Paint Color - Did I Make A Mistake?


Main part of house is painted Benjamin Moore's African Violet. Hall bathroom only has one small skylight for natural light, so I selected Benjamin Moore's Butter to help brighten the room up. The next lighter shade on the paint chip card would look white with just a hint of yellow to it. The yellow is a lighter hue than the violet. Both are inn the Aqua Pearl finish.

Decorator came to measure for drapes and saw the bathroom. She politely suggested a yellow in a more muted shade might be a better choice.

Now I'm second guessing my choice. Before I repaint, I would like additional input. Should I repaint, or is it just a matter of accessorizing to give the room a more finished look? I have navy and yellow towels and a navy/white shower curtain. Both of my boys have navy in their bedrooms and since this is their bathroom (in addition to guest use), I wanted to link it with their rooms, but also coordinate it so that it flows with the rest of the house.

Picture of both colors is attached.

Open to any and all suggestions!
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
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Not sure I can help. My monitor is tweaked for color correction and I am seeing sort of a green, not a yellow.

As an old rule of thumb, not necessarily always true, it is a wise idea to pick the next lightest chip than the color you actually want when choosing paint color. Those little chips are misleading.

I can get large swatches and sample colors for clients and a real paint store, color consultant, or interior designer in your area may be willing to do the same for you. You cannot tell for sure from those little chips.

And, they look different at the store than at home. A paint store will usually lend you a complete fan deck.

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Looks a tad bit green to me as well. But let me ask you this, do you like it? If you do does it matter if anyone else does not.
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Looks a tad bit green to me as well. But let me ask you this, do you like it? If you do does it matter if anyone else does not.
There you go

Live with it awhile, it is only paint and can readily be changed
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Live with it awhile, it is only paint and can readily be changed
Unless you bought a paint and primer in one product. It can never be changed.
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Unless you bought a paint and primer in one product. It can never be changed.
Well, we won't go there.

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