So. Jake helped me paint our living room "Sahara". We did a lovely paint job. Too bad I felt like I was living in the Carl's Jr. star or in a cantina when we were finished. But, because we'd bought all that paint, and it cost money, I kept thinking that maybe I'd like it more when it was all done and the furniture was back in place. I didn't. I hated it. The pictures make it look better than it was. It's not that it's such a terrible color, it's just that it clashes so much with our decor. I can't afford a new decor. I could not live with it.
After making the paint guy listen to my woes and give me advice, I was offered a free gallon of paint. Hallelujah. That made it a little easier to still try to be a little daring. This yellow is not my favorite. But I can live with it. Not forever.....but for a while. I like the color with natural light on it, but I am not a fan with the inside lights. It's a bit too lemony. But I can live with "Pismo Dunes" for now.
Besides the quart color tryout, I learned that next time I should spend more time working out the color than on the idea of actually painting.
I learned that different lighting can really switch things up.
I'm not going to let this experience make me afraid of paint.
Now if you think the latest yellow is hideous, you have my full permission to just keep that to yourself.