Paint Colours That Inspire Love and Horror

Now that we suddenly find ourselves the proud new owners of a condo and have a couple of weeks before we move in, I am dreaming about paint.



The previous owner painted the walls in a darker cream with a couple of very dark burgundy accent walls, so I am looking forward to lightening up the mood of the space with bright, light colours and a couple of vibrant spots to give it some spark.



I have been surrounded by basic rental apartment white for twenty years, so I am more than a little excited to put some pizazz into the place. I think that's how I found myself falling for brighter and brighter colours as I went along.



I started off with some nice blues and greens, because I've always wanted to find that perfect robin's egg blue for a wall I could call my own, but damn it if the rest of the crayon box of colours didn't start looking pretty good, too.



And that's how I found myself thinking that Snow Cone Green, Rumba Orange, and Rose Parade might be just what I need. They probably aren't what I need, and the Palinode's probably having minor heart attacks looking at some of the colours I've laid out here, but they're pretty, yes? I think they're damn spanky.



I haven't picked out the two or three brighter colours I want yet, so let me know what inspires or horrifies you.

If the whole enterprise turns out disastrously, we can always repaint, right?

----------------------------

PS. Here are the colours I'm leaning most toward right now: