Looking at paint samples today without my glasses on I read Scarab as Scab. I thought Dulux had gone all funky like some of those nail polish brands that have colours like decay and death warmed up and whatever. I was wondering why scab was in the blues and not the yellows or reds. They do have some strange ones though – like Tuscan Sunset which could only really be possible if Tuscany was in the grip of a massive dust storm. There’s one called Harold – thats hard to pick unless I’m being thick and missing the joke but it’s a really dirty khaki/brown (which I won’t be choosing).
Anyway my head is done in by looking at the colour wall. I have three rooms to paint which sort of lead into each other and I love lots of colour so I won’t have them the same colour but they have to compliment each other in some way. The main problems are the skirting boards and the architraves and the other bits of boardy stuff that roam about the walls. There’s no real point between rooms where you can find a definite start and finish so it has to be the same colour throughout the same three rooms and at the moment it’s dark depressing dirty brown. I’d call it – Harold Won the Mudfight.
I’m going to eat and drink and sleep on it because what I usually do is save a whole lot of colours that I really really really love and then look at them the next day and wonder if someone slipped a mickey in my drink because they now look like a big smear of baby poo.
I do believe I said I was never going to paint another room again.
Hey, whats the difference between a tag and a category anyway?