Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Plum paint, or "The Art of Compromise in Marriage"


My favorite color for interior ceilings, trim, and walls is white. Plain, stark white. Not beige. Not antique white. Not eggshell white. White.

Steve's favorite color for interior walls (he doesn't care about the ceilings, but he has been known to slap color on trim before) is green, but he will accept any other color as long as it is definitely color, and not just a tint or a shade of color.

For several months Steve has been saying he'd like to see the dining room painted. When the movers took out all of Mrs. Tucker's furniture, they goudged some of the walls and left black streaks on the flat, off-white, contractor-special paint that covers all the walls downstairs.

We've been here four years now and I keep saying that I want to paint the walls with white semi-gloss to brighten up the rooms and make the walls easier to clean.

But several nights ago, while watching HGTV Steve mentioned that he really liked the plum color that a couple had painted a room.

So I bought some plum semi-gloss and last week while Steve was on a business trip the children and I moved furniture and painted the dining room plum. It made him happy and I don't need white walls so much.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

I'm with you on the white... or at least warm gray... but I do like the plum color that you chose. Very nice. Your floors are beautiful too.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

lovely! i'm an eggshell wall person myself, but all the walls in the whole house one color (and carpet)
I make my kids crazy, haha

4:38 PM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

It's a pretty color and it tells your husband how much you love him.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Josey F. said...

So it's been over a year since you've posted this, and you might never see my comment, BUT...I have to know what color this is! It's so beautiful! Would you happen to still know the name of it?

12:08 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Josy, I hope you see this - the color is Rio Rock Rose (#10025) from Walmart in a semi-gloss base.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Alanna Yamamoto said...

I know it’s late, but I’m so pleased to hear your story. Give-and-take is somewhat a precious thing that a couple can do. Your decision to paint the dining with Steve’s preferred color warms my heart. It only proves that you really love him. Well, it’s been some years now, I wish the wall’s still painted in plum.

Alanna Yamamoto

9:15 AM  

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