We are finished painting the living room and dining room (minus the trim, of course). We chose the color on the right (post below), and I'm very happy with it. The color we had painted before (I mistakenly called it "Golden"--it's "Blonde") had quite a yellow glow to it, whereas the paint we chose does not. The intensity is the same, but there is not the yellow undertone to it. I'm quite happy with it.
Is there a difference in the pictures? Hmmm...with the flash, and computer monitors, there probably isn't much of a difference. However, there's a huge difference to me!
I was asked how we went about choosing the colors. First of all, my kitchen was painted in a creamy butter yellow. Since the kitchen is open to the dining room, I had to choose a color that would work with the kitchen's already painted walls. If the kitchen was closed off, I wouldn't have been as concerned with making sure the paint colors went with the kitchen.
My office manager does a lot of the selections for the interiors, and she is the one who helped me figure out what colors would work best. We used the paint chip from the kitchen (left), picked out a suitable green, and then a neutral color for the living room. The paint chip on the right is the one which has the final living room paint on it, the one right next to it is the one which has the original paint on it. You can see that the one has quite a yellow undertone to it.
And...ahhhh...it's nice to see my floor again! I haven't seen it for over a week!