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Thursday, October 27, 2011

What Color is Your Parachute

All the drywall and plastering is done.  Painting the kitchen is next.
Now that the new hood is installed, I am going to have the kitchen painted.  You know how that is when you do one project and the next thing you know it's morphed into a major overhaul.  That would be this project (and almost every other home improvement project I've ever undertaken).

The yellow walls were nice but I never really liked how they looked with the tile and the countertops.  It was all a little too yellow.  The counters and tile are sort of a natural color and the yellow turned out to be a little too bright for my taste.

I started out thinking that I would have the kitchen painted a nice, Tuscan green.  Kind of moss or a light sage green.  Ted did not like this and said that green is an unappetizing color for a kitchen.  At first I disagreed but as I looked at more and more color chips I decided that maybe he was on to something.

Color selection is not my forte but Ted has a real eye for it.  This from a man who wears only khaki pants and dark suits (although he is know as "Teddy the Shirt" around his office for his loud Turnbull & Asser shirts and ties).

Anyway, I am putting Ted on the job.  He's good at color and after almost 25 years of marriage, he can usually come up with something I'll like.  He doesn't have a lot to go on.  All is know is that I want an earthy, rustic color -- not too dark.  I could even be persuaded to go with something in the off-white family if it's not too white.

The color suitcase.  What happened to the nice little color wheel?
This is a tall order but I know Ted's up for the challenge.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing what colour Ted comes up with for your new kitchen!