RE: [gardeners] House colours

Linda Baranowski-Smith (
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 21:24:16 -0400

>> 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
Almost every room with painted walls in our house is an off-white...or
close.  The exception is our bedroom.  Two years ago, I decided to be
daring and so painted this room a dark wine-burgundy.  It was a drastic
change and it may take a half-dozen coats of white to cover it one day, but
we like it.  With the 35 year old Italian provincial furniture, and pleated
shades on the windows, it has a different look... kind of present day
"renaissance."  Add one bright sunflower from the garden as a focal point,
and Martha Stewart, lookout!

Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5