Things keep progressing on the reno front. I think I buy paint every day, or at least 5 days each week. I keep running out of the right colour and finish. Or like last week, one of the colours I tried to match to an old fave just did not cut it. The first brush stroke of it on the wall that I saw, I absolutely hated it. Tonally correct, but too "cold" So despite having a 4 Litre can of it to use for several rooms, I switched to another I had on hand (but then I had to buy more of it, because I didn't have enough).
The paint store has been great, I told them about the bad paint colour. They said to bring it back in and they would help me make it into some other colour. I thought that was great. We looked up some paint colour recipes and picked one we thought would work. I promised to bring the 4L can in the next morning.
When I got there Saturday morning, I waited for my big can of paint to be transformed. I was just itching to do something bold and unexpected somewhere. I have gone very neutral with all the wall colours so far. Which is OK, the house wants more elegance and a break from pink to be sure. But I knew a bit of drama was needed too.
I saw some new paint swatches by Dulux, in very vivid tones. I looked at the dark greys and plum toned blacks. I also was drawn to some of the jewel tones shown here too...but they are more inspiration for for textiles and art placements and such. (and they echo some colours in a couple of favorite artworks too).