We had a spicier color that I put in the kitchen (it was supposed to be peach but came out orange-ish, ew). I left it up a few weeks and it just kept nagging at me, so I replaced it with this color, which I LOVE! That's when I found out hubby liked the other color, and he doesn't like this one. *sigh*
|This is the soft taupe color in the kitchen. I love this paint!|
He also likes the bright, sunny, happy yellow in the master bathroom (that came with the house) and I despise it, hate it, wish it was not there...but I know he loves it, and so we leave it.
Which leads me up to our anniversary. Last year (towards the end of the year), one of the gifts he got me was a gift card to Sherwin-Williams. We went together just before Christmas and picked out our paint. Not surprisingly, he wanted zip and zing in the colors, and I wanted soft, neutral tones. We ended up agreeing on a color that was sort of a mix of the two, and the cans sat untouched until last night when I started painting the dining room (which until now has been white because we couldn't agree on a color).
It looked more green to me in the can than blue, but now that it's on the walls and drying, it's a gray/blue kind of color.
My first brush stroke brought out a gasp, 'oh my, that color!' lol
I'm not against color...in clothes, in decorations, or other people's homes (sometimes I love it in other people's homes, it's just not for me). I think this is not bright or 'poppy' enough of a color for hubs and it's too much of the wrong color for me.
BUT, this was an anniversary gift he got me, and we selected the color together, so it's not so easy of a solution as to simply repaint with a color I love (like I did in the kitchen). Hubby put a good deal of thought into getting gifts he knew I would like, and painting over the color we selected together seems...rude (or ungrateful), neither of which I want to be with my husband.
|It was difficult to show the color contrast, so I did a swipe on a wall that's not prepped yet (cleaned, dried, taped, and the pictures removed), so you could see it.|
We'll see...maybe it'll grow on me. :) Doesn't matter, it's there for awhile, so I'll find a way to make it pretty (the room). That's what we women do. ;)
As for the painting itself, I did have a helper (sort of). My little one was giddy excited when I started getting out the paint, just like his older sister was when I did the bathroom. Something about kids and paint...
But the questions started in right away:
Can I help? When can I help? Is it time for me to help now? Why are you cleaning the wall? When can we paint? I've had kids a long time, so I knew just what to do (works every time).
The fastest way, in my experience, to get a child to quit asking, "Can I help paint?" is give him a paint roller. Once he gets it out of his system (and it doesn't take long) he or she will be on their merry way, doing what little kids should be doing (playing).
When the painting's done, the whole room is going to have to be redecorated. We've already moved the Panini (hubby's favorite painter!) to the library because the reds in it look terrible on the blue. And new curtains will have to be found (or made). We'll see. It'll all turn out in the end (a few years from now when I get to repaint). Kidding!
In the meantime, I guess I better quit blogging and get back in there to painting. :)