I came home with 2 shades of navy and 2 shades of pinkish coral. It came as no surprise to me that the little paint chips didn't real tell the story. Or I as I like to say 'Paint Chips Lie". Of course its not the poor little chip's fault - its the color and quality of light in the room.
The first one was Glidden's Signature blue. It didn't take long after the swatch to dry that I knew I didn't like this one - its a little too royal blue for me.
On to these particular shades. I used Martha Stewart's Wrought Iron before on my shore kitchen cabinets and I liked it. Its a navy blue that has a tiny bit of teal in the undertone and doesn't veer too close to black. So this might be a good shade but I'm wondering if I should go a tiny bit more gray just to tone it down a little. If it weren't a nursery I'd definitely want something more gray but maybe keeping it a bit on the saturated side is a good thing. I could go with Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy which was what I almost went with for my shore bedroom (and seems to be a blogger favorite in general).
Next on to the pinks. The top one is Martha Stewart's Peony. When I saw it in the jar, I thought it would be too soft/pastel but I do like it. Not sure if its quite coral though. The bottom swatch is Glidden's Deep Coral which I loved on the chip but looks almost neon pink once it dried. Not loving that.
So what do you think? Do you have a navy blue or coral paint that is your tried and true?