Dining Room Paint
The Periwinkle Adventure Begins
I am going to give you a sneak peak into the beginning of my dining room decorating. I started off with the paint.
Here’s the deal. I would have loved a dark taupe. My husband does not want any shade of what he calls “masking tape”. Our entire house is that blah light tan neutral color now. Thinking we were going to sell it, we didn’t want to venture into “colors”.
When I thought of a fun color, I remember back about 15 years ago to a friend who had a periwinkle kitchen. It was gorgeous! I knew the problem would be getting the color right.
I don’t like blues, I love purple, but didn’t want it to be “purple” either. I wanted periwinkle.
Here is what happened. I painted it and was really upset… because this is what it looked like.
Purple! ugh! I kept thinking when I was painting it that it would darken up. It did a little.
My husband was saying, “Well hun, it is appropriate for Easter, should we decorate with chicks and bunnies?” Of course he was teasing, but I wasn’t in the mood for teasing.
I went and got the paint color chart I used to see if Behr paint messed up when the color matched the Gliddon paint sample.
It is the 2nd one in from the left…. top. It looks like it matches. But look.. this is the blue page of paints, not purple!
Periwinkle – No light
I turned off the dining room light…. and it was periwinkle. I couldn’t believe the difference just from the light!
Periwinkle – No Light
Look again…. Light on.. (scroll back and forth between these two). See the difference?
Light on – Purple
So now I am happy. I know I just have to find the right light bulb to take away the “rose” color in the light so that it will take that purple look out.
Does anyone know what kind of light bulb I need to buy so that the light will be more natural and not bring in that rose color?
I am going to be bringing you a couple reviews and giveaways real soon on items I used to help paint this room… so be watching!!