Paint Colors: Which Are The Hardest To Get Right?

Paint Colors: Which Are The Hardest To Get Right?

Beth Zeigler
Feb 20, 2009

022009orange-01.jpgWe must admit, we've been pretty lucky in the painting department when it comes down to choosing a color. The "after" has always left us pleasantly surprised (since we know firsthand how bad the wrong paint color can turn out). Take for example, our bathroom (pictured above). We had hoped for a vintage orange vibe--unfortunately it turned out looking like an orange creamsicle. Because paint colors are so hard to get right, we had to bring the question from House Beautiful to our AT readers. We'd love to hear which colors you have a tough time getting just right--after the jump!

We've been living with our orange creamsicle walls for almost a year now (waiting for the day when we have the time and energy to repaint the walls a chic gray). Until then, we can take pleasure in the fact that we usually get it right. Our yellow walls in the hallway and laundry room turned out bright and cheery. And we can't imagine our room without its serene, seafoam green walls. Even when we helped out our friend's paint their spaces, the grays, greens and teals turned out just right. House Beautiful interviews a handful of designers and asks from their experience, which paint colors tend to be repeat offenders. Their top seven are;








We'd love to hear what specific colors our AT readers have had difficulty getting just right. Did you end up living with the color (like we have) or did you immediately paint over the offending color?

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