I freeze up when It comes to choosing.
I think that is the reason, in part, that I don't
have a problem or get bothered by with the budget part of decorating-- I buy Ooops! paint for two reasons;
- -it's within budget and
- - the color has already been selected and rejected!
Leaving it behind for me to scoop up at the phenomenal price of $5 at Lowes! ( I know that is probably a picture taken at Home Depot; but you get the idea.) I also don’t mind that I’ve only paid $5 for it; because if I get it on the walls and then decide that I don’t like it-- $5 more will cover it just as easily.
So, I was so happy to read Revi at REVISIONARY LIFE, have you met her or read her blog?
I just read this post and went back to read the previous post on color-- I liked both posts. I am looking forward to reading more and in fact, think I may re-read both of these posts a couple of times!! I need all the help I can muster up when it comes to color. It’s not just with paint either. When sewing or crocheting… I just can’t seem to choose what is naturally pleasing.
It’s a struggle, I tell ya!
I'll tell you a little secret about me and color; and it's something I've often wondered.
I am the daughter of a color-blind man (red-green color blindness) and I am also the mother of a color blind man (also, red-green color blind). I myself, am not color blind. I have often wondered since I carry the color-blind gene; if that is what makes me unable to choose and create with color? Sort of a handicap, if you will permit me to say. What I see as color seems for the most part true. I see red, blue, and green. I can also see the analogous colors and the complimentary colors that are mentioned in Revi’s post-- however, I have a problem choosing when it comes to placing it around the room or putting it on the walls. I FEEL LIKE I must copy from a magazine or whatever is trendy for the moment!
I love color and I don’t do the monochromatic white OR shabby chic type of white very well; because I like color so much. Although I must say, my bathroom make over is turning out to be just that. Shades of whites and touches of beige and brown; and I AM loving it!
I just have no skills when it comes to color.
~God bless you and Thanks for reading.