Painting in the studio is now complete (minus the staircase walls which still need bead board attached). When deciding upon paint color for the room, we decided upon a light color for most of the walls. Although Jen would paint every wall in the house a dark chocolate brown if she could, because the studio doesn’t have ample windows and lighting for something like this, we settled for a beige color (almost white) on the walls and painted the dormers and the big accent wall chocolate browns!
The dormers ended up being a VERY dark brown, but this definitely helped to accentuate the fun angles of the attic itself. Jen knew, however, that this brown was WAY too dark for the big accent wall. So, she got creative — she found a mistinted pint of tan paint at the local paint department and decided to mix this with the leftover paint from the dormers. It ended up being a perfectly coordinated, yet lighter brown!
A key note to this type of paint-mixing method (that Jen wouldn’t have thought of without the brilliant mind of Graham) — put the lighter paint in first and mix in the darker paint — it is a lot easier to darken light paint than it is to lighten dark paint!
So, the light, mistinted paint was in the storage container and ready to be “tinted”
We eventually ended up using all of the dark paint (just over a half gallon) to mix in with the tan paint. The result? Jen’s favorite, CUSTOM, paint color:
You may be wondering, “how did you paint that big wall over the staircase since the ceiling is 10 feet high?” Well, maybe these pictures help explain Graham’s decided method: