|I've finally decided on a colour for my home office, which has windows facing north and west. It has outdated but gorgeous oak trim. I'm looking at BM Blue viola and BM Crocus, and can't decide between them. I want it to have just a slight touch of violet, but still blue. Or better, one of those colours where people say, wait a minute, is that blue or... could it be violet? Nice and ambiguous!
The other colors I'm looking at are (BM) North cascades, french lilac, violet petal, dreamy and grape ice. Maybe I need to forget about this little lot and just try to pick between Blue Viola and Crocus. I guess it's all relative. When I step away and look back at it again, I want the other one.
I cannot believe how indecisive I am being about this. And even while typing this, I think I've decided on the Crocus. The more I look at it, the more the other one looks too blue. Help!! My husband thinks I'm nuts and that's because he would choose the first one he stumbled across and not look any further. And yes, I'm becoming frustrated with myself. It's taken about 5 or 6 weeks to get this far!
|Buy two sample-sized pots and paint a good-sized swatch of each on the wall. (The little paint chips won't do it.) Then make yourself a score sheet, and each time you pass through the room at different points of the day, put a tick mark for the one you like best. Add notes on the bottom of the page if one looks magical or less-good at a certain time of the day or in certain weather conditions. |
One other point about blue-violet tones -- They can be hard to decorate around. My older son's nursery was a violet-blue, and while we loved the color, lots of mainstream baby blues didn't play well at all.
Since your room is an office, that may not be an issue -- but finding accessories that look good may be a bit tricky. Though most pinks were wonderful -- ;-)
|I agree with Sweeby. If you're trying to decide based on the tiny paint chip from the store, you'll never be able to make an informed decision. Make yourself a good sized sample board and look at it in daylight, at night, on a cloudy day, etc. |
Crocus would be too purple for me, but this is your space, not mine. I like Blue Viola. Another color I really like in the same family is Celestia Blue (1429).
|Thanks so much, sweeby and sue. I did just that today, and sue, it's funny you should say that, in the car on the way back home I was looking at that little splash of paint they put on the top of the can and I knew immediately that Crocus wasn't the color I wanted, and Blue Viola would be perfect. So I've painted some of my wall with Blue Viola and it looks really good already. I don't think there's any need to even open the Crocus sample. |
Celestial Blue - yes I noticed that one too :) It leans to much towards green for what I wanted but it's gorgeous. Weird in my color swatch it's labelled Gossammer Blue. I wonder why they change the name for us Canadians, lol
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