On their podcast, Young House Love discussed their experience getting swatches from Clare and Backdrop, which inspired us to try it out. It helped that they were looking for a color very similar to ours. See what they thought of the services here.
If you’ve forgotten all our pink paint drama, take a minute to revisit episode 2.
We tried two services: Clare, which we’d heard about from Young House Love immediately after painting the apartment, and Backdrop, which we were introduced to in the podcast episode linked above. The services work in very similar ways, so we’re kind of reviewing them as one.
Wing It is the color Jordan had extreme FOMO for immediately after finding out about Clare. It felt like exactly what we were going for, and it was one of the colors Young House Love also tried.
Young House Love also tried Harajuku Morning, which looked like it might potentially work for us.
In an effort to try a few colors that skewed more neutral, we also got Moonlight. While it looked pretty pink online, the swatch was definitely beige.
Interior Motives also looks pinker online but was probably closest to the other color we passed up during our split-second Home Depot decision.
VOCs are volatile organic compounds. Clare’s paint is no-VOC, and Backdrop’s is low-VOC (most paint these days is low-VOC), and both are certified by third parties to verify environmental standards.
Here are all four swatches together. Clockwise from top left: Wing It, Moonlight, Harajuku Morning, Interior Motives. Notice how different the swatches look on the black and pink walls, and from one side of the room to the other.
We started waffling on Harajuku Morning right before recording the podcast because it’s probably closest to what our original vision for the room was. Does that make it better than what we have? Only time will tell.
If you’re interested in taking Clare’s quiz to find the perfect color for your room, you can do so here.