For now though, I must concentrate on the bathroom colours. I'm thinking we'll go pretty neutral but I do find neutral sometimes trickier - all of the sudden a once perfect paint chip looks greenish on the wall. I also don't want it to look too boring or wishy washy. One thing I have learned is that it's so important to buy the sample can and try it before you paint. I like to put two coats onto a board that I can move around the room and view it at different times of the day. Room lighting is so important and the amount of natural light can really change the look of a paint. I also live by "it's only paint". After sampling go for your gut. It's usually right and if it's wrong you usually know pretty quickly so it's not a really costly mistake. (Not like tile choices and locations of faucets...oh my I've had enough of these decisions lately!!)
Here's our bathroom at the end of last week. You can see my two sample colour boards above the vanity. (inukshuk CC-460) and (pale oak OC-20) Unfortunately neither of these seem exactly right. I'm looking at a couple of other colours now - one with a bit more grey and even one with a tinge of blue. Hopefully I'll be able to get to the paint store tonight so I can have the samples ready for tomorrow. We should be able to start priming the walls tomorrow night.
We're really happy with everything. The shower looks amazing. As I write this the plumber is hooking up the faucets and the toilet. We might even have a working bathroom in the very near future!