The color swatch of this paint looked a lot more fire-engine red in the store. I hope it dries darker, or the lighting has a serious effect, or something…or else I will have just painted a defenseless chair a really intense raspberry pink.

Nothing that another can of paint can’t fix, but the difference between perception and actual color is rather shocking…

ETA: Now I’m wondering if the lighting at Lowes, or the printing on the swatch, is to blame. I checked the swatch on-line, and while computer monitors are not terribly trustworthy, the color swatch was much lighter and much bluer than it appeared in the store, where it was darker and had notably more orange. This was supposed to be fire-engine with maybe 4% more blue, not…raspberry.

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