Yesterday was absolutely crazy! It was my first time painting swatches on the walls and I honestly didn't know how the different finishes and colors would dry. I bought 2 different colors in sample sizes. They were Tucson Teal and Hidden Sapphire both from Benjamin Moore. When I got back to the site, it was around 2PM and the room I'm styling and have been commissioned for is very large and has beautiful floor to ceiling windows so everything seems even brighter. When I applied the first swatch, the color looked so bright! It wasn't what I wanted at all. I'm not saying it wasn't beautiful but the mood I was trying to create just wasn't happening. I then tried on the second color, and it was even brighter. Take a look at the images below to see what I was actually looking for. These are pictures I found on Pinterest, and the moody wall colors blew me away.
Below are a few images of the colors when I applied them during the day. Note that its just one coat so far (I didn't realize then that it would be more true to the swatch once I applied more coats)
The first swatch is the Tucson Teal and the one below is the Hidden Sapphire. Gorgeous colors and super rich but weren't really working for me. I rushed back to the paint shop and told them what happened. They had mixed the paint for me so they weren't going to take it back. But I did end up picking up a third color, which was along the same lines as the Tucson Teal but much darker. By the time I got back to the site (this time, it was 7PM), the colors looked completely different!! Now that they were dry, they worked beautifully! I immediately taped some of my small studies to the colored areas to see which color I want to go with but am still confused since they're equally stunning. Here are a few images of the swatches at night time. I'm just about to head over there to see what they look like during the day once they've dried. Will surely keep you posted!