I have always loved Easter eggs. One of the earliest dreams I remember having as a kid was about running down a big grassy hill to a swimming pool that had an enormous brightly colored Easter egg floating in it. (I know it sounds strange, but the imagery was so vivid I remember it clearly to this day.) So to end a gray damp weekend I broke out the PAS Easter Egg kit and let the kids go nuts. After a lot of stained little fingers and clothes we have a bright and punchy bowl of gems. Easter eggs are one of those things that make me happy. Each one a unique, mottled little work of art and when grouped together just look like a fun.
A few things to keep in mind when searching for that perfect color...When looking at small chips the eye is naturally drawn toward a shade brighter/ more saturated. This is one of the biggest mistakes. The yellow that looked so cheerful on a chip becomes a screaming nightmare on the wall. Always lean toward a shaded quieter when dealing with clean, bright colors.
Paint a swatch or two on the wall and look at in in all types of light. See how it works with other elements in the room. Also, when looking at sample always look at them on the plane they will be painted (vertically for walls). -
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. It is the only way you will learn and ITS ONLY PAINT!
Some Easter Egg inspired rooms to brighten your Monday...