i picked sherwin williams 'wheat grass' for the powder room downstairs and adjacent office, and fairly immediately regretted the color choice once it went up on the wall. the paint chip looked so neutral compared to all the colors around it in the paint fan, but with the sunlight and the overhead light at night it ends up looking a little too electric-chartreuse for my tastes.

these pictures actually look nice - but that's the dim indirect morning light (or maybe it's growing on me?)

i'll try to update with bad-lighting pics. the color is actually similar to the 'lemongrass' we put in our laundry room and upstairs [guest] bathroom, but the lemongrass has less gold so the light affects it differently.

now i'm trying to decide if we suck it up and paint the adjacent office the same color, or pick yet another color. we also painted the family room this weekend - sherwin williams 'tony taupe.' pics to come later.


Why S? said...

I made the same mistake in my bedroom with Benjamin Moore's Summer Grass. I keep the lights dimmed and contemplate re-painting one day. But Sherwin Williams has really nice samples, 1 quart for $5that will give you a better idea than a chip will.

alicia said...

maybe a brownish linen roman shade on the window would help diffuse the light. take a look at michelle & tyler's!

Hallie&Joe said...

It really doeslook nice in the pictures. Pretty mellow. Maybe you won't think its so dramatic when all the stuff is back in breaking it up.