Over the last couple weeks I wanted to reach out to you good people of the Internet and say please! Please help me with color! Because help!
As I said yesterday, we've fixed a couple walls in our bedroom, and decided to paint. Nick said I could really splash out with color if I wanted. Try something bold. Because within the year, we will be fixing the whole room, so if we want to change the paint at that point, we can.
But I didn't want to paint and then be annoyed with the color. Would the cobalt be too dark and kind of oppressive? Would a fuchsia room feel like you were inside a vagina? (And if so, is that good or bad?)
I agonized. Choose one and try? Pick others entirely?
When I don't know what to do, I don't do anything. I get paralyzed. I work best when I have three choices of anything ever. Pick A, B, or C. I'd probably have been married long ago if that were the case. Also if I liked Will Ferrell.
Nick kept saying, "It's only paint! Just pick one! But not this one - too dark. And I don't like that one."
I didn't choose. Nick, who hates indecision and has a much lower tolerance for ambiguity than I, got impatient. He abhors loose ends.
And I wasn't about to let the color blind guy just pick a color.
He once bought a spendy ceiling lamp that he knew I disliked because he just couldn't stand the lack of ceiling lamp in the dining room. I gave in because it was easier than dealing with his agitation.
It's now in another room and he regularly mentions how nice it looks
in there and waits for me to agree. And I agree that it looks better there. But I agree in such a way as to make clear that I still dislike the
It is the lighting of my discontent.
So I went to Home Depot, got three more swatches of colors I liked, and he picked two and put them behind his back for me to choose. I did.
And then I hesitated, and when he asked why, I said, "Because this color feels predictable. It might be too subtle."
"Lisa," he said. "Predictable and subtle would be tan or cream. You are the only person in the world who thinks this color is either predictable or subtle."
So here is the wall color as it currently stands.
I like it, but I wonder if it's too masculine.
And then I stop and ask myself, am I the only person in the world who thinks that as well?
Yah. So I hate to tell you we're considering repainting our kitchen.