Farrow And Ball
It must be such fun working at Farrow and Ball paints on paint 'naming' days. I imagine them all sitting around a large table giggling with glee when the suggestions come in ...
"Oh that's the colour baby Sam makes when he squashes his banana in his hair - how about banana mush?"
"This one is just like the stain on my carpet - how about cats pee?"
"My son has ketchup on everything and it looks really odd on ice cream - how about ketchup slush?"
The real names are no less amazing ...
|Cooking Apple Green|
The reason I am so preoccupied with colour is that today I have decorators coming to paint some bedrooms and I still haven't chosen a colour. I love the soft matt chalkiness of these paints and in fact already have several in the house. The colour 'Straw' is in the sitting room and also in the dining/family room. The colour 'Farrows Cream' is in my kitchen, my breakfast room and also my utility room. 'Apple Green' is the colour of my front and back door and 'Fowler's Pink' covers the walls in the conservatory.
I should like all four bedrooms to be the same colour and have found Mr Whizz Kid and I cannot agree on a colour scheme. The house is a hundred year old cottage with quaint lattice windows and lots of character and so white looks far too garish and bright colours are really not suitable. I have a preference for 'Smoked Trout' while he prefers 'Dead Salmon' - what do you think?