The Importance of Being Properly Lit
A couple weeks ago Scarlet and I were at Lowe's buying plumbing supplies. Scarlet has a psychological compulsion which forces her to look at light fixtures every time we're out shopping. This would also explain why acquired a complete set of lights for the Devil Queen long before the it was sealed in from the elements. What can I say, we have our priorites straight.
On a whim, we bought these.
Same fixture, new shades. The picture doesn't do them justice. They are speckled in amber, orange, and brown "drips" over an opaque white base. What surprised me most is how much better the bathroom looked with these shades. The brightness of the orange walls was turned down a few notches. Prior to these shades, the bathroom glowed like a pre-heating oven. Now it is just a happy orange.
It seems good lighting is just as important as picking the right color for a room. So, if your new paint doesn't look quite right, maybe you just need to adjust the lighting. It's a hell of a lot easier than repainting or tweaking the existing color.