Over the weekend, I bought paint samples for the guest bathroom. I chose three navy blue colors from Benjamin Moore – all from the same paint chip, which means they’re in the same color family: Hale Navy, Newburyport Blue, and Van Deusen Blue.
That picture was taken in the late afternoon, right after I painted the samples on the wall.
In that light, I was thinking that Hale Navy was too dark, and posted to Instagram that I thought that Newburyport Blue was the clear leader at that point.
Then, when I got up this morning…
Hale Navy made a comeback! I was kind of loving it.
Hale Navy is much more of a true navy. Newburyport and Van Deusen both have some gray and/or red in them that make them lighter.
I didn’t like Van Deusen at all yesterday, but it looks more blue-ish this morning and I’m liking it more.
So, bottom line: I’m still not sure. I’m leaning toward thinking that Hale Navy is too dark, but with bright white trim and walls underneath it, it might not be. And I think Hale Navy is my favorite color of the three. I just have to decide if I will like it on all four walls.
For other changes I’m making to the guest bathroom, please see THIS POST.
Have a happy 4th of July, everyone!