Choosing A Paint Color Is Scary

August 7, 2014

Indecision, uncertainty, stress! It does not matter who you are, everyone gets nervous when getting ready to paint a new wall color in their home.

Since we are redoing our kitchen with granite counters, backsplash and new cabinets, I decided I would like to change the wall color also:

Kelly Bernier 5 14 diningrm (2)

Not such an easy decision is it? Too many colors, not enough time.

Taking my own advice, I painted my first sample poster board with the color I thought I would like.:


I looked at it for a few days then painted on wall:



I still was not sure it was the perfect color! Then the decision becomes even more difficult especially when you have more than one person’s opinion to consider. Take my husband for instance who did not like the color at all!

So I asked him for any suggestions because I was tired of stressing out about it! Which of course seemed very easy for him. We had painted our master bedroom this color in our last place, Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, and he loved it.

So, another paint sample and poster board:



I do like it and I am going to live with for a few days. I just want you to know that you are not alone when it comes to stressing out over paint colors. Scary business! Stayed tuned….. I will show you the results soon!

If you need help selecting wall colors for your home, contact me today.


  1. You are so right-choosing colors is very scary!! And if its scary for you, imagine what its like for the rest of us : ) The one good thing is that if you paint it and it doesn’t work, just paint over it and start again! It is amazing to me how different paint colors look at the store and then in your home on the walls. Painting that giant swatch is definitely the way to go!

  2. Always most difficult when it comes time to choose color in our own home. I’ve been there many times. Good luck and I can’t wait to see what you choose!

  3. Choosing paint colors, is always difficult. Glad to hear it’s also difficult for the pro! I really like the paint color you already have.

    • It is always more difficult when choosing for your own home Alison. Professional or not! I do still like the wall color Firenze but I am ready for a change.

  4. What is the LRV value for your paint color choice? After reading your lesson on LRV values, I used that knowledge in making my own color choice. It was invaluable! Cindy

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