Sunday, August 19, 2012


Am I the only one that does this?

I will only choose a paint color if I like the name of it...if I don't...I will stay on the search for just the right color with just the right name

for example:  

the paint color I finally settled on for the stucco outside 822 is called

Valuable Gift

(822 has been a very valuable gift to us)

So today when I set out to choose a paint color for my feature wall in the atrium/drop your wet towel room

1.  I already knew what picture is going there for my inspiration

2.  I wanted a green that I have been seeing all over blog land

I could not believe how fortunate I was to walk in to my local store and be able to choose


Jerico Perkins Turnbull, Choctaw Indian and my Great Great Grandmother

Am I back in college?
Don't your gut
It's just a wall
a very green Jerico wall
that if need be, can be backed up to this place and started over from the beginning

after all...I am the painter..and I'm pretty darn cheap
in me...
I'm free!


StagerLinda said...

Divine providence, I'd say. LOVE the color! It looks great as a backdrop for you painting.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

oooo. Fabulous color!

Annmarie Pipa said...

pretty cool name! LOVE the colors...
I have never even noticed pain color names...but then I have never read directions either.

designchic said...

Great name and great color!!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Gina:
We are never concerned with a paint name. Anything made by Farrow and Ball is perfect for us.

Marina Pérez said...

I like your way of choosing colours. You enjoy your work at home and that's fine

fiona anderson said...

I think it's fantastic - the strong colour really enhances the great architectural detail !

Leslie said...

Whatever works!! Love the colors :)

Geneva said...

I'll admit I've never chose a paint color because of it's name, but I like the idea. Especially, when the names fit the projects as well as yours did. I like's so cheerful!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love it, Gina. it's such a refreshing colour and works really well with the painting. Great pick. Great name.

SLUTS Member said...

Coming in from the backyard, it's awesome to bring in right inside. Good choice!

Anonymous said...

I usually start looking for a color, but yes, it's that name that grabs me. :)
This room is going to be gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Love you dear girl! It's just paint, I always say. I have never cared a thing about paint names, just hues. Funny to think that those names MEAN something to people.
xo Nancy