Lesson 1: Always get a sample first.
300 green paint sample. That is what I stared at for a few months. Green is a big commitment. Go too dark and you'll expect fat Brando to jump out at you like a jaguar in the rain forest. Go too bright and it's neon city. In my mind I knew exactly what I wanted. After a lot of comparing, holding up to the wall and lamenting I hit upon Behr's Honeydew color.
This is what it looked like in the catalog.
I thought it was the perfect mix of bright yet light, perfect for a 2 year old boy's room.
Above is a honeydew melon. I was expecting to get the color of the inner part of the fruit.
Instead this is what I got:
Maybe I was blinded by the 300 greens I'd stared at. I looked back at the paint color of the wall in the color sample and at the gallon of paint I currently possessed and what I had was indeed NOT a honeydew melon but, in my opinion:
In all fairness bananas do start out green but I in no way want the life cycle of a banana on my walls.
I'd prefer #1 or #2 actually...
So as the epic home depot freak out commenced, there was literally nothing I could do. There is no way I can put this color on his walls. Thankfully the play room needs to be painted as well. I guess my hand has been forced into a chiquita themed room.
Lesson 2: Test test test but put a drop cloth down first.
Jasper was in major "I'm 2 and I do what I want!" mode so I had to wait until he was in bed to run out and pick up paint samples. I want/need to get this project done soon so time wasted on crying over banana colored rooms is not an option.
This time I went into it thinking GREEN! Trees, shamrocks, H & R Blocks logo, etc. I think I came up with a few good contenders.
The numbers correspond to the order on the wall.
They are still wet so I will take more photos in the morning and update accordingly. Oh, what's that 4th color you ask? Why it's bananadew!
What's your favorite out of this bunch?
To be continued!!!