You saw how 'bright' our house was when we first bought it. We were really fortunate and were able to get early access in order to clean and to paint the house prior to moving in. We had such a hard time choosing one colour let alone more, that we decided it was best to stick to a neutral tone and paint all the walls the same colour.
When you finally choose a colour then you need to choose the strength to use. Arrgh! So many decisions! Then when you start painting there is that moment when you start to question whether you chose the right colour or not. Doubt begins to creep in and sometimes you need to just step back, take a breath and have an objective look.
We have a great family and they helped us lots with all the work involved in buying a new house and moving. Our Nan and Pop came for three weeks before settlement to paint the house from top to bottom. The first moment of doubt was when the undercoat went on. The helpful lady at Mitre 10 told us that in order to get coverage it was best to tint the undercoat grey, well when we put the undercoat on the walls we were worried that it was too dark and that we had been given the wrong advice, but no... the helpful lady was spot on and it worked.
Once it was all done we were pleased with the result. It really does make such a difference when you freshen up with a coat of paint. If you can do it yourself, it is economical and makes such a big difference. The colour we chose was Dulux 'Fawn Beige' in full strength. The first room that was fully painted was our 4th bedrooom/study. It is the smallest room and the day it was finished was a particularly overcast day. We did question whether the full strength was too dark but once the sun came out.... we realised that we loved it!! For now anyway.......