Toning down a bright color

Old 12-06-02, 02:26 PM
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Toning down a bright color

I painited my daughter's room a mint green color and it turned out way too bright. Is there anything I can apply to the walls to tone down the color a little?
Old 12-06-02, 02:36 PM
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Another coat of paint

Sorry, that's really your only option. Next time you want a "bright" color, tell the paint salesman to cut the formula in half, this works really good with pinks, yellows, greens, pastels of any sort really. They always look different in the store than they do on the wall. Think about it, 2 square inches of this color compared to 4 walls of it??? BIG difference.
Old 12-08-02, 08:28 PM
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Lightbulb Put a glaze over it...

Hi! This happened to me when I painted my son's room. I wanted a pale sort of yellow, and it came out pretty bright. So, I rag-rolled a sage green glaze over it, which looked terrific. If you don't want to add another color, you could whitewash it or sponge white over it to tone it down. That's my only advice. Hope it helps!

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