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

Rosemary Carlson (
Tue, 06 Oct 1998 22:41:21 -0400

Walls. Well, in the new house, all antique white. Though I occasionally
like some pastels on walls. I collect alot of art (mostly folk art and
primitives - and impressionism) and primitives, particularly, have so many
strong, primary colors that it's hard to put them on a wall painted any
sort of color! Off-white walls are OK with me. I like some rooms decorated
in earthy colors (carpet, furniture) with paintings - and touches of
primary colors in the right places. I like other rooms with off-white walls
- and decorated in BRIGHT primary colors. Cheerful! 

The walls in this house - that I'm trying to sell - are off-white. Just
painted this summer to get ready to sell. THEN, I find out that my
neighbor's house sold FIRST - and you'll never believe the COLOR of his
walls. The WHOLE house (every room) has a medium PINK on the walls. Go

Rosemary in Lexington, KY - still stressing about selling the house! :)

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).