I am back on the paint color decision house since I am incapable of settling on a paint color after trying 18 million different samples. I feel like an asshole with this paint color thing, but the reality is I haven't had to make a sweeping paint color decision since my first condo in 2003. And from what I remember, I probably wouldn't go with that choice again (it was a chocolate gray/tan). Our last house was a former model so I didn't have to do any painting - it looked great as-is. This house, on the other hand, was schizophrenic with paint colors; the last owners were nice folks but I really question their decorating choices. I mean, I'm sorry, but brass hardware and fixtures have no business in any decor from within the last 10 years (they bought the place in 2004), yet our kitchen had them including a very ugly brass chandelier. Those were the first things I ripped out. That and a wallpaper border in the downstairs bathroom. Don't even get me started on borders. I still have one in the Jack-and-Jill bathroom upstairs that I need to take down.
So, rather than plucking out more colors out of my butt, I picked two colors used by the This Young House duo. They have several pictures of their home with the colors so I at least had a good reference for what it might look like. Then I picked one additional color out of my butt. I have already eliminated one. Yeah. The one I tried to pick. Glidden's Basic Beige. Turned out looking entirely too much like the Contemporary White that I just can't get into because of it's very slight pink/lavender hue.
The other two are Water Chestnut and Sand White (in that order, in the photo).
I am leaning towards Water Chestnut, just because it's warmer. But I'm still not 100% sure. Internets, I welcome your opinions. Whether or not I follow them, is a different story entirely.