Problems with paint, plus backsplash or not?
UGH! I am trying so hard to get the final details finished in my kitchen so I can put my fur-reakin' house back together.
One of the things I was trying to decide was whether I really wanted to use the backsplash I had chosen (and ordered and purchased) instead of just painting and letting it be. A couple of decorative details was taking me a little bit retro farmhouse, but overall the kitchen is eclectic. In a good way, I think, at least enough so in my eyes.
I had finally decided that the warm, honed marble tile backsplash was going to skew it all too traditional but decided to tape up some tiles and re-assess. To make a fair judgement I slapped some paint I had chosen for the kitchen and whole dining room, a grey by BM called Whitestone.
It looks flippin' PURPLE on my walls! The chip looked great in all lights. This looks horrid. And I am really unsure about the tile, still.
PLUS, I slapped some paint next to the cupboards on a different wall, and painted over what I now remember is un-primed wall where the fridge was. The paint on the unprimed part is waaay darker than the already-painted part and now I do not know how to undo this problem! Just prime over it? Will the next coat of paint go on evenly?
I do not know what to do about the paint color, now. I laid out a chip strip with some colors I like muuuuch more, even though they are definitely blue-er than grey-er.
And do I put up the backsplash or not? I am pretty sure I will be out that money for the tile, about $500 bucks. but that is also $500 bucks I won't spend on getting it installed.
I guess I can take a wider-angle shot of the backsplash if need be. the kitchen is such a wreck ATM that it probably won't ruin a reveal. provided I ever get to DO a reveal.
Help me. Please.
P.S., colors are as closely corrected to true life as I can get with my phone camera and Photobucket editor. they are a little darker and a little redder than RL.