Same wall, same camera, same settings, same ambient lighting, same everything - except the photos were taken about 30 seconds apart, at 7 pm. One was taken up close and one was zoomed. Why do they look so different in color???
The bottom photo is more near to the actual colors. These walls were never painted before. When I put up the wallpaper 25 years ago, I stripped off the old paper and I painted the walls with a quick release stuff so that the paper would come off easily when I wanted to remove it. The wall board has darkened over the years and maybe the quick release stuff darkened them too. I know that after I have patched all the nail holes (and if you remember seeing my kitchen, you know there were many of them) and sanded, the walls will look a lot better, even without paint! LOL
The area I painted on the wall this morning (right side) is a Benjamin Moore sample called Dill Pickle. I like it, but I am afraid it will be too dark in the late afternoons and at night. The kitchen faces north, and so it is bright and sunny in the mornings, but not so much later on in the day. The lighting isn't really sufficient in there, and I want to remedy that soon. Of course, once the ceiling is painted white again, it will be better.
The two paint squares on the left are Behr paint from Home Depot. I have thought I was partial to either of the colors on the bottom, especially the one on the right. It has just the right amount of yellow for me, but I know it will look darker on the walls. I think I will buy a quart of that and paint a larger patch and see what happens. What do you think?