I've been painting recently.
Samples, to be exact. For our kitchen wall. On our kitchen wall. On three different parts. You know, to check them out in different lighting.
Three different colors. Havana Cream, Banana Cream, and Hawthorne Yellow.
They're all basically shades of yellow. I can't tell the difference between Havana and Banana; I just know the latter has a better name. Actually, it might be more cream than yellow.
Hawthorne Yellow looks like the yellow of our adjoining family room. Pretty much. Almost. I can't quite say for sure, 'cause I'm still just working with samples. I don't know if that's good or bad. Or neither.
I think I like the Hawthorne best. Maybe. Sometimes I still like that Banana Havana. Except when it looks a bit washed out. But only on one wall, mostly. Hard to say.
I keep telling myself: it's paint. There's not really a right or wrong answer here. Just pick one.
I like yellow in kitchens. I think they look cheery. Plus, I can pretend I'm at Panera Bread or something. Minus someone serving me drinks and sandwiches. I'd say I can pretend I'm at Starbucks, but they seem to be going green subway tile these days.
My favorite color is blue, by the way. Sky blue. I like the color the sky.
Favorite colors are very important to children.
My son is very confused as to why I am not painting the kitchen blue. Or turquoise. (I did paint the laundry room a light blue. Okay, technically, my husband painted it.) I spend a lot of time in the laundry room.
I understand my son's confusion. Why would I not pick my favorite color for our kitchen? Or, for that matter, everything? Shoes, cars, clothes...the exterior of houses...maybe only eat foods that are my favorite color? (All I can think of is blueberries and candy, so I bet I'd be malnourished.)
He wants the kitchen to be about 10 million different colors, all bright and fun.
Maybe this would be called Acid Trip Everything.
I'll pick some yellow. Havana or Banana or Hawthorne.
Maybe adults are just really boring.
Update: I've bought a gallon of Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow. I've edged out the kitchen (quite nicely, if I might add!) I'm still driving myself crazy: Is it looking a rich, funky café golden yellow...or is it too mustard-y? I like it now--now I'm not sure. Is it the light? Am I looking at it too hard? Will I have a better idea when I'm done? I thought "color consultant" was some made-up, b.s. type of job. Now I'm not so sure. I may be both boring and insane.
I know...you're dying for a photo:)