Re: walls was RE: [gardeners] Rosemary's house

George Shirley (
Tue, 06 Oct 1998 10:57:07

At 11:02 AM 10/6/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 06:32 AM 06-10-98 -0600, you 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.  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
>All of  our walls are white, the only colour my husband and I could agree
>upon.  Now, as we are planning to replace the sagging ceiling in our
>bedroom and strip the old wallpaper (painted over white) I am threatening
>to paint the walls whorehouse red.  The rest of the walls are pretty well
>covered with pictures.  There is plenty of rich colour elsewhere and our
>house is generally described as 'warm'.  Rugs are deep burgundy, blue -
>orientals mostly, save for the front hall where the kids leave their shoes
>(broadloom which will go when kids are older-good rug is packed away in
>mothballs in the attic).
Our first home had walls of different colors (circa 1965) and we couldn't
sell it until all were painted flat white. Since then we've stuck with
white walls and ceiling and used paintings, objects d' arte (fancy word for
junk from all around the world), and our oriental carpets as color accents.
When you're married to an artist you needn't worry too much about color.
<BG> Our daughter-in-law is an interior decorator of sorts, works
part-time, and she keeps wanting to paint our interior walls different
colors. Have to admit their place looks good but after seeing white for so
long I'm not sure about magenta, hunter green, etc, walls.