The Great Paint Debate

We recently changed our bedding… it may or may not be the 3rd time since we got married two and a half years ago. Anyways, this is the bedding I want to stick with and decorate the room around so I began the search for the perfect paint. I wanted the paint to match some of the pillows from the new bedding. Easy enough right? Wrong! I am not colorblind and I have never had a harder time finding a paint to match what I was looking for. I got to the point that I was pretty sure the pillow was changing colors!


We started with paint color number 1. The swatch matched the pillow perfectly so we went and bought a gallon of it. I was excited when we got home and immediately tested it out on the wall. Ew! The color that matched perfectly looked like clay. It was way too orange and pretty dark. We were lucky enough to be able to return the paint.


So we moved on and picked new swatches. We brought the pillow with to the store just in case the lighting was weird at our house. Since color 1 was too orange I wanted something with a little more gray and less orange. Again we found a swatch that seemed to match the pillow. This time we were smart and bought a sample of the paint. Good call because color 2 was wayyyy to gray and didn’t match AT ALL!


Third times a charm right? So back to the store we go with said pillow. This time we looked for something with less gray and less orange. Again we found a swatch the seemed to match perfectly so we bought a sample. When we got home I tested it and did a little dance because Pony Tail is the perfect color!!!! We haven’t painted yet but I’m excited to show off the finished product.



The pictures don’t show the colors perfectly but hopefully you get the idea. Lesson learned though… I. heart. paint. samples.


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I’m a twenty-something wannabe city girl living in Tallahassee, FL with my husband and high school sweetheart, David, and our girls, Kennedy and Reese. I'm a financial analyst, much better with numbers than words, but this is my attempt at recording this wonderful, crazy life of ours.

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