99 samples of paint on the wall....

Don't laugh.  Yes I purchased over 40 samples of paint while we were building the house.  And yes, this is all for the interior. 

If you have followed along you know that I had a tough time deciding on the white.  ~the white that all the doors, trim, and kitchen cabinets would be painted~  It was tough.  And you know that I did not like the white I chose at first.  I still would label it as off-white not white.  However, it is working.  As we live in our house it has grown on me and I am now really happy with it.

Also, if you were to visit (more inside pics coming soon) you would probably be shocked with the color of the walls.  They are very light and almost white.  The wall colors of each room are anything but colorful.  So why would I buy so many samples?  Well, because I knew in my head what I wanted it to look like and, as I have learned, I have a hard time pulling the pictures out of my head and into real life.  I think some of it has to do with me being so critical and specific. 

Lesson:  if you have a Pinterest board or pictures from a magazine just show the painter and let them recommend a few options...few, as in less than 40. 

Note: all were purchased during a SW sale...not at full price...in case that justifies the purchases.  And I made new friends over at the local Sherwin Williams store.  They know me. 

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