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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

colors?

Color is a language. Color is one of the most fulfilling elements in our lives. Color can attract your attention or change your mood. It speaks to who you are, how you feel and where you're going. At Sherwin-Williams, we can help you put together the perfect colors for your life.

I took this straight from the Sherwin-Williams website. Where I have been perusing what color should be our lives....
Well? What color should be our lives? It's hard to choose. Especially after reading that little blurb about how the color can change our mood and spark who we are...
They encourage me to 'explore the essence of color'.
oook, but when I go exploring, I am greeted with colors, like
'Zany Pink', or 'Radish. If you don't like those, how about Damsel? Who decided to name this strange color that almost resembles lavender to 'damsel'?
And how about 'Sashay Sand'. What kind of person can choose the color 'sashay sand'? I can just hear that conversation, now. "Oh, what a lovely wall color. What is is?"
"Why thank you, it's 'sashay sand'.
"Its what?"
um. Sashay sand...
uncomfortable silence....
Interface Tan. That one must be for the computer geeks, because it Interfaces, right? To be honest with you, that is one of the colors we are considering for our walls. That, or possibly, Malted Milk.
Yeah, that's us. The Malted Milk people.
How about 'Hopeful?' If it wasn't a hideous shade of peach-ish color.... And then there is another one called 'stolen kiss'. Um. Hey? What color are your walls...
stolen kiss
Is that right....
How about 'folksy gold'.
How high were the people naming paint? They MUST have been sniffing the paint fumes....
Want some Charisma in your life? Paint your walls. With Charisma, of course...
In the mood for a Croissant? Paint your walls croissant colored.
I could go on, and on.
But I won't, because frankly I am overwhelmed by paint color names, and I am under attach by a certain, black cat. Who is sitting right behind my head....

7 comments:

Daryl said...

Our apartment is painted Adobe White which is actually a pale beige ... this post made me laugh and reminded me of a time eons ago when I was buying pantyhose.. there were names for the colors that made no sense.. Peacock ... a peacock is MANY colors .. turns out it was a shade of green. I wonder why its not possible to call things Red, Blue, Green .. you know?

:-Daryl

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

I don't get why they have to have such "colorful" names. And there are so many damn versions of white, I never knew which one to pick. My favorite is in our living room, though, it's called Riverbank.

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

Ok, it might not be wall paint but OPI nail polish has a color called, "I'm not really a waitress." I love the color and and I wear it on my toes. What would I call this "I'm not really a waitress" color? Bright Red!

mielikki said...

nail polish TOTALLY counts! Good point MOW.

sybil law said...

My dining room has the greatest color EVAH, and it's by sherwin williams - it's halcyon green, even though on the wall, it's like this spa blue. actually it changes colors with the light. grayish blue, grayish green, blue green - it ROCKS, though. sooo calming...

Bubblewench said...

Paint is a pain in the ass.. I prefer to go pick up a thousand swatches and throw them around and tape them up on the walls... have fun!

holly said...

i want awesome aubergine walls. or do i really want freakout fushia ones?

oh wait. no, i really need charisma. but only if i'm allowed to say it 'charASma'. i want 'charASma' on my walls. nice.