Friday, March 13, 2009

last post, I promise

I promise that this will be the last post on the color of my hallway walls, despite the fact that those posts have generated more comments and e-mails than anything else I have talked about. My kids were right all along! Whining does have its rewards!

The supportive comments about repainting were well-taken, but unfortunately, this is such a large space that it would require four gallons of paint and at least two days of painter time, plus scaffold rental fees. In other words, it is far, far cheaper for me just to learn to live with it. So I am stuck. As requested by several of you, I am posting an illustrative photo for your edification:


No doubt, some of you will love it, some of you will agree with me, some of you will think I am nuts, and most of you will be seeing entirely different colors thanks to the magic of browsers and computer screens. This is in line with the in-person reactions. People love it, people hate it. People think it has hues of gold, peach, yellow, orange, brown, tan. People think it goes with the woodwork, it doesn't go with the woodwork.

For my part, I finally figured out what was bugging me about it: it has peach undertones. Just putting a label on it helped me to calm down a little. I have no idea why this should be the case.

And now, back to the regularly-scheduled programming.


  1. Maybe recognizing that your paint has peach undertones will ensure that your days will be 'peachy-keen.' I hope so!

  2. Not crazy about it myself :-(

  3. Well...after a while you will get used to it and not even notice it anymore! DH & I have always been fans of soft white walls!

    Big hugs!