Is it just me or does anyone else on here paint walls then not like the colour and have to redo it again?
Problem is paints always look so different in different lighting, it's a minefield.
I have painted 2 chimney breasts (which are in the same room) in Charcoal grey, yes it's dark! the rest of the walls are brilliant white. The chimney walls now look really foreboding and as much as I love the colour it's just not right in the room. I'm annoyed with myself because it's not just a case of quickly painting them as they both have book shelves top to bottom in the alcoves and it took me so long to go around all the shelf brackets, I'm tired but want to change it. White or the dark green on this forum page?
You're not on your own B, I too struggle at times with colours. My whole house is painted in pale grey on the walls, but when my daughter tried it in her house it looked a smudgy pale brown !
Rather than change the charcoal colour which sounds fiddly, change the brilliant white to a slightly grey white ? Are those walls easier to paint? I once attempted to paint a snug in a check design with various paints. My OH had a fit when he returned and by the following week it was a plain colour once more
I do like the grey paints SD and it was OH who saw the charcoal one and loved it and it is very nice but way too overpowering with our wide breasts and tall ceilings.
I noticed in the diy store they have various lights to hold the colour cards under which is great but when you get home the chance of your lighting being the same is slim. Did your daughter change the grey?