I'd say we get paint color right the first time, only about 50% of the time. I mean there's some colors that we love instantly- like the Guest Bedroom, our Master Bedroom and the Laundry Room. (Heck, I've painted it that color 4 times already!) But then there are other rooms like the Family Room, and now the Playroom that just don't scream in that Matthew McConaughey rom-com sort of way- "You're the one!"
I mean, I don't hate it. But I'd be lying it I said that from the moment it started to dry that I wasn't disappointed that it was coming out much more minty green than grass green. Didn't we already cover up that color in the Guest Bedroom?
The Hubs keeps telling me, "it's fine," but I'm sure it's just because he hates when I do double work, and when rooms get torn apart to paint. So I went to the computer first before I did anything drastic to mock it up.
What if all the color from the rug and curtains are too much? We could bring it down a touch with white/gray walls.
Or we could kick it all up a notch with some rusty orange:
Or cool it down with a moody blue/gray:
Or just bring it to the original color I intended, grass green:
In case you're wondering, here's minty green again:
In all of these scenarios (besides orange), I think I'm going to take Alana's suggestion from the comments and paint the wall behind the shelf orange for a fun pop of color, and maybe white for the orange version. (Thanks girl.) So what do you think? Fine like it is, or time to paint again? It you could be so kind as to moderate a little marital dispute and give a vote for your choice by commenting below, we would really appreciate it. That way when the Hubs says that it's just "fine," I can respond, "No it's not, the readers said so." (Strength in numbers.) Or you can help him maintain his sanity and tell me to worry about the other dozens of items on The List, and to leave this paint job alone.
It's up to you.