I wish. The “chips” I’m talking about are of the paint variety.
After a while they all started to look the same. What began as an exciting prospect (having lived in vanilla-walled apartments my whole adult life) soon became a head spinning, overwhelming rainbow of chips and sample jars.
Overall, we’re both pretty happy with the colors we ultimately chose.
Benjamin Moore’s Patriotic White was the pick for our living room and hallways, and I have to say we hit it out of the park with this one. It’s a perfect house-by-the-seashore paint; a neutral with just a hint of color. The color is a very soft blue, with greenish-gray undertones depending on how light hits it.
We’re a little disappointed with BM’s November Skies in the master bedroom. It was one of the last rooms we painted so I think mental paint fatigue had set in – it was the one room color we decided on without taping chips on the walls first, whittling down to a “Top Three,” buying quarts or sample sizes, and painting foam core swatches to move around the room at different times of day and night. (Sounds a little time consuming, right? I assure you, it was.) We were looking for a blueish silver/gray, which the November Skies paint chip matched perfectly. And sites like this listed it as a “Top Gray Paint Color.” Gray. What we wound up with is more of a, well, BLUE. Super duper blue.
Since someone else painted the room for us (Noel, a wonderfully invaluable floor refinisher who we commandeered for our bedroom painting), we didn’t realize just how blue the “real” paint was until it was too late. So, we’re living with it.
And feeling a little blue.