In My kitchen this month is decision central…
In my last post I mentioned that we were getting ready to paint most of the rooms in the house, starting with the kitchen. I mentioned that we must have just about every paint chip available from all of the major paint companies. Did you thinking I was exaggerating?
I think the problem is having too many choices and of course there really isn’t a huge difference between say Mystic Cream and Artist’s Canvas. As for the names of these paints…what are they smoking to come up with names like First Love, Meditation, Woodstock Tan, and Stone Harbor? I like names that at least have something to do with color – tell me what color do you imagine when you think Meditation? I also feel like I’m color blind when I talk to the paint experts at the hardware store:
Diane: “I have a light beige and persimmon duvet cover that I’d like to coordinate with, what do you think of this linen color?”
Paint Expert: “Well, I suppose you could go with that but aren’t you afraid of the green undertones in that?”
Diane (to herself): Green undertones? I see light beige…
Diane (to Paint Expert): “Oh, of course, I see what you mean, how about Lonesome Dove”
Paint Expert: “Weellll, I could see it but do you really want to bring the hint of gray in there?”
In any case, I’ve come up with a pretty good way to pick the color for the back hallway and the kitchen. I wait for a rainy, muddy day and let the dog out. Once Lola does the test color with her tail I go find the color card that’s the closest to our mud. Now if you have dogs, you’ll need to do your own test since I’ve noticed that mud varies region by region so I won’t give you any particular recommendation but ours looks like this:
As always, thanks to Celia for hosting the In My Kitchen feature. Please stop by to say hi to her and if you don’t already, think about joining in next month – there should be plenty going on in everyone’s kitchens during December.