|Photo taken the day we took possession - July 2006|
I knew I wanted something in the gray family. I went online and found a couple of color swatches that looked promising and sent Alan off to the store to buy samples. What was on my screen looked vastly different than what came out of the jar. For instance, I'm convinced that Home Depot must have mixed one color incorrectly - there's no way I asked for something as light as it was showing up.
Almost immediately I knew which color I was leaning toward based on these two sample areas. After living with the samples for a couple of days, we decided that we were in agreement and painted a larger area to see if that would impact our decision any.
So, it looks like the winner is Evening Hush from Behr. It's definitely a steely gray with a blue undertone, which I think works well with our greige house and (unplanned) purple landscaping. You can see it used indoors in the master bedroom reveal at 4 Men | 1 Lady. The plan is to start painting this weekend and hopefully finish by end of day Sunday. We'll see if we get that far, but I have really high hopes for the impact this will have on the look of our home. If nothing else, it can't be worse than the brick red.