The unpainted “natural” wood tiles definitely looked nice, and I may revisit them later but we are here to make some 8-bit art. For this, we’ll need more than one color tile.
I started with the shades used to make Mario and some other colors I liked within the palette. Home Depot / Behr sell these cool paint samples for only 2.99. These paint samples have primer built in and seemed to work pretty well.
Based on a friend’s advice, I used small foam rollers from Home Depot. The small paint trays are nice because I really don’t need that much paint at a given time. This cuts down on the waste.
First batch… “Azurean”
At this point, my house was a bit of a disaster. I converted my living room into a tile factory for the next few days. I used 2 coats and the results were pretty good.