Sagey And Behr Paint And Primer In One

You all are going to think I'm a flake.

I changed my mind on the bedroom paint color. Remember how I decided on that Herbal Garden Behr paint color?

After spending the money on the the Herbal Garden paint color, painting the bedroom, and then living with it for a whole month, I finally decided that it's not the right color.

I wanted something cheerful and warm, without being too bright. I thought the Herbal Garden color fit that criteria. But unfortunately the color actually ended up looking alot brighter once I had the whole wall painted.

It was hard to decide if it was too much though, because it would look so different during certain times of the day. Sometimes it would look nice and mellow, and exactly what I wanted. Then other times of the day, the light would hit it just right, and it would vaguely remind me of a color you might see on a wall in a kindergarten. Yeah, not so good.

I finally decided that if I'm going to live with a color, I better like it in all lights. So I found a color that was more subdued and went with that.

It's incredibly hard to find the right shade of green for what I'm going for. The color I ended up picking the second time is actually not quite as warm as I was wanting. But it's pretty close, and I'm sticking with it.

I finally decided on a color called Sagey from Behr Paint. We bought the paint-and-primer-in-one and I decided to repaint the room this week.

It seemed like such a big project at first. I thought my mom might have to come over and help me so I could get it all done. But it was actually surprisingly easy.

I painted taped and painted that whole big room all by myself. In one day. About six hours of work, probably. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself!

Let me just say that Behr Premium Plus Ultra Paint And Primer In One is pretty much amazing. It covered that too bright green completely with one coat. That's right, I didn't even have to do a second coat! I was quite impressed. I'd definitely recommend spending the extra six bucks to get this stuff if you're ever attempting to paint over another color.

The paint has dried, and Derek and I are very happy with the Sagey color. Like I said, not quite as warm as I was going for, but it'll do. It's a nice calming green color, and it goes fabulously with our wood trim. So if you're looking for a nice green, here it is:

It looks kind of gray on my monitor, but it comes across as a nice, subdued green in person.

So, what do you think? Did I do good?

I'm afraid I don't have a good picture of the room at the moment, but the basement is coming along nicely, and I'll do a video tour when we get the carpet in. It shouldn't be too much longer, and then you can see it in the room itself!

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Kelley said...

i like it!

Amber said...

LOVE the new color! It's better to go with something you know you won't get tired of quickly. Good decision :)

Rachel and John said...

You are too funny. I'm thinking of painting our nursery green. I saw the color green garlands on another blog and I think I LOVE it. But it is so hard to tell over the computer!
I hope this green turns out to be the ONE for you :) Can't wait to see the basement again.

Unknown said...

That is still a nice green though, Look forward to the video tour! :)

Melanie said...

Looks like a great shade of green! I know what you mean about green, too. We painted our living room "Aloe Vera"-something another..which I like but sometimes, like you, feel that its a little 'too' bright. And I also painted my hubbys bathroom a manly shade of green (think the forest). The color I originally bought was NOT what I was I actually ended up mixing in an even darker shade of green into the paint can and thankfully...ended up with exactly what I was looking for!

Anne said...

I don't think you are a flake at all! That is awesome that it was so easy to repaint. Next time I want to paint I will give the paint + primer a shot. And I do like the new color.

Jessica said...

I like it! It looks like a peaceful, calming color

Anonymous said...

I would like to read a bit more soon. BTW, rather nice design you have here, but what do you think about changing it once in a few months?

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