Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Why, yes I DO dream in color.

Another day, another late night filled with edging and reloading paint rollers. Work continues apace with the house. We did a portion of the basement (future home office/den) in a cheerful shade of blue. I know I claimed recently that I hate it, but really, I think I'm just not soothed by most shades of blue; I'm bored by them. I'm more a red girl. Still, this color is wunderbar. I'm trying to decide between accenting with red as a really crisp, preppy look or a 60s-revival look with chocolate brown and mod textiles. At least I have options even if the shade is bright as all get out:

Now that's a blue I can get behind!

Tonight it's errands, Christmas shopping, and free Starbucks. See, Monday I ordered a set of Pantone chips. I got my UPS Ground tracking number that very evening and the next day my chips were in my hands along with the $25 Starbucks gift card they included for free. Do I turn down free espresso? No, indeed it's one of my life's principles never to let such an atrocity happen. But as a side note, Pantone, CALM DOWN. I will not die for lack of Four-Color Process Guides, be they coated or no. Also, among all your pretty snippets of color, I was unable to find anything to match my Baer Eggshell Enamel Costa Rica Blue. You should get someone on that.

But I'll still take your free espresso. On principle, of course.


Anonymous said...

interesting blue color

Plankiest said...

Oh chica. I love that color! It is a perfect sky.

Am also jealous of your new Pantone toy. My mom has a set of those, and they are infinitely amusing to me. In fact, I am not sure that I remember any of our conversations when I had those things in my hands. Too fun.

Also, I think your word verifier has it in for me. Every time I go to post a comment, it makes the letters harder and harder to read. It hates me.

Don Quixote said...

That is a GREAT shade of blue!