My husband and I bought a new house about six months ago and the owners before us apparently had no problems living with white walls. I myself love color and felt as if I was a resident of the county jail or at least a psychiatric ward. The thing is my husband and I couldn’t agree on anything except the fact that we needed to paint.
After much debate we finally agreed the kitchen should be a yellow so we both went through some paint chips and selected a yellow we thought would be nice. The problem we ran into is that not all yellows are created equal. I chose a soft and buttery warm hue and he had color matched a rubber duck!
I couldn’t stand the thought of having people over and having to hand them sunglasses as they entered our kitchen for a cup of coffee. So I did a little research and found something that could save marriages worldwide. It is called the “color visualizer” by Sherwin Williams. It allows you to select a room scene and paint it in any color they carry. I showed my husband a sample kitchen that had white cabinets like ours and then plugged in the color I had envisioned which is called Blonde. Once he saw this you know what he said, “Well, yeah that’s what I wanted all along.” Sheesh!
The color visualizer tool can be found at: http://sherlink.sherwin.com/swapp/color_visualizer/
Do you have a color horror story, we’d love to hear from you….