RE: [gardeners] Rosemary's house

Liz Albrook (
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 08:12:40 +0000

Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:

> In view of the fact that I have no color memory and am Martha
> Stewart-challenged, I painted all of the walls of our house off white.  It
> suits me, and it isn't cold to me, but others may disagree.  

Off-white gives a room a very different feel than white-white.  

> What do you
> put on your walls?  I dislike blue, green and tan walls, my husband loathes
> pink/rose or any shade of same.  Margaret

It depends on the quality of the light in the room.  I tend to avoid 
colors that are easily named.  If a name doesn't immediately spring 
to mind when you see a particular color then I'm apt to like it.  
I don't much care for blue, green, tan or pink either though I do 
like some peaches, yellows and lavenders.   I don't really like most 
pastels but I do like more intense colors as well as lots of 
neutrals.  I also like ocher washes and ocher-look paints that are 
finally "coming in" now.