You all know I've been painting. Any of you who have ever painted have gone through bunches of paint chip colors trying to decide what you want. I have a bag of roughly 47,000 different colors each with their own distinctive name. I want the job of coming up with color names. There are some doozies out there. Here are a few I found in my bag...
'Vanillin.' Easy enough, you'd expect some sort of soft white color right? But why not call it vanilla instead of naming it after and artificial flavoring. How about the real deal. If we are going artificial and I paint my room vanillin, should I do the trim in saccharine?
If I wear 'Fuzzy Slippers' in my 'Boudoir' colored bedroom will you know my feet are pink and my walls are green?
'Overjoy' is a really nauseating shade of gold. I would not be at all overjoyed to stare at it. 'Delight' is pale pink. who decided pink is my delight? What if I think yellow or blue is a delight? Some people are just darned presumptuous.
I have paint chips with shades of green described as 'filmy,' 'liveable,' and 'gratifying.' What tones make a shade of green go from reminding you of the scum on your teeth after a hard night to a tolerable shade to one that just makes you feel glad to be alive?
And while we're at it, I've got a chip for 'Algonquin Trail.' Would the Iroquois, Comanche, or Cherokee have a different colored trail?
Anyone interested in a 'Gypsy Moth' room with 'Wet Concrete' trim? Don't those two colors just conjure up lovely shades?
'Ottertail' anyone? This makes me think of wet animals sliding down muddy embankments....hhhmmm, maybe it matches the hand and footprints of my own muddy son tracking dirt through the house.....I'll take a gallon of that.
'Rip Tide' is kind of a slate color with a tint of green to it. I dunno, I'm thinking maybe it should be the color of the bloated corpse of the drowning victim caught in it. There's another color for you...'Bloated Corpse.'
Why is 'White Room' a putrid, pale chartreuse?
Which color is 'Poetic' and what color are your 'Wishes?' They sure aren't what I think of.
I can say in all truth, however, that I am considering painting my bedroom a shade of pale yellow, with a hint of orange that is called 'Sweet Michelle.' I won't be trimming it in 'Lime' though.
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