What do all of these things have in common?
They’re names of paint samples. Even though my roommates and I are renting the house we’re living in, we had been hoping since September that we would be able to paint the living room. The walls have been patched up a few times and whoever did the repair job, decided not to paint it. There are large white patches all over the walls and scuff marks and holes from someone moving out roughly. At first our landlords were not too keen on us painting it ourselves, but last night they gave us a book of paint samples. After much searching and deliberation, we all agreed on “dried palm;” a nice sort of muted green. The house has hard wood floors and wide wood window frames, so we figured a light warm colour would emphasize the room’s natural beauty. (Oh man, now I sound like those interior decorating TV shows). Anyway, the whole point of this was to highlight the frightening names people have given to paint samples. I mean, where do they get these ideas from? Just to illustrate my point here is a sample of the names:
The list could go on forever! There was even one that was related to chicken-I have forgotten the actual name. We figured we could buy a whole bunch of different colours and paint the walls in food colours and have a meal! Either
Way, it was a good laugh.