So, how should I put this. I hate the paint colors I chose. I swear, I put up swatches and looked at it in different light before I committed to it. But after it went up, the rooms looked so...depressing. It was like a big ol' bunch of blah. I only put up one coat of the Chelsea Gray in the kitchen and painted a bit of the family room with the Revere Pewter. Trust me. That was enough. Here it is during the day and at night.
Night is the time when it looks particularly ugly. It's almost like the kitchen color takes on a brownish green at night. Definitely not the look I was going for. We don't have all the kitchen lights up yet which may make a difference. During the day it's actually not bad. On the positive side, it makes the cabinets look very crisp. The Revere Pewter in the family room doesn't look good in any light. I didn't even bother taking pictures of it. You'll have to trust me on this one. I'm so bummed. I've seen a lot of pictures of rooms with Revere Pewter on the walls and they all look beautiful. I can't say I wasn't warned though (that one's for you Jules!) The good news is that I think it may work in one of the bedrooms. So, not a total waste of money. Now I know where all my money goes. Benjamin Moore (you whore).
So it's back to the drawing board for both rooms. You'll notice in the pics that we threw up a couple of other swatches...Coventry Gray (darker) and Stonington Gray. The Stonington looks pinkish to us. I like the Coventry, but my husband has vetoed my choices and wants Wickham Gray (no swatch).
I've decided to appease him (this time) and bought a gallon. I'll let you know how it turns out.