I thought I had found a good candidate in Behr's Distance, but I don't know. In person it's almost right, but in photos it's not right at all. Interestingly, the lovely folks over at Yellow Brick Home painted their office this color and it looks totally different in their room than it does here. I definitely think this is a paint color that's affected by lighting sources. Since this room gets very little light, I wonder if that's why it's not doing it for me right now.
In this picture it's reading a bit too powdery, whereas in person it looks more steely blue. But against the light blue of the kitchen (also a mistake with paint), it's definitely pulling a bit too ... meh ... for my tastes. Maybe because it's surrounded by all that green? Perhaps a larger swatch could change my impression? In person it really mimics the color of the yarn in this blanket I crocheted in college.
And whereas I've always thought this was a steel blue, it looks too pastel. Am I crazy?
Another element of this room makeover that I want to incorporate is new art. We've had pictures from our trips to Paris and Italy in those frames since 2008. I'm ready for something new. I was thinking I'd love a gallery wall of sailboat prints because I'm really drawn to the silhouettes of them, but I'm not seeing anything I love on etsy. They're all too juvenile or colorful. I thought maybe I'd try to do a couple of sailboat paintings but who am I kidding? My skills aren't that refined.
Then I realized that throughout the years I've taken a handful of sailboat photos so I thought I might play around with them in Photoshop to see if there was something I could do that would be to my liking. While this isn't a sailboat, it is a boat on the water and obviously an image I'm incredibly drawn to (hence the blog banner). And I love what playing around with filters accomplished. Maybe I'll find six or so other photos and print them out on watercolor paper?