“Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!” – Miley Cyrus

wpid1779-DSF1776.jpgDespite our indeterminate “Well, it used to be October, but now it’ll be later” move-in status*, the big decisions are piling up like snow on the side of the road.

This week, it was color.  We spent another afternoon with Krista, her giant box of paint chips, tile and wood samples.  Technically, we’re still a couple of weeks away from needing to give these to the painters, but it’s good to get them out of the way.

A few caveats.  Some of these are “big” colors.  The “Zurich White” that you see below will be on the walls, cabinets and ceilings.  The “Modern Gray” just to its left will be used on trim and woodwork.

Others, like the “Recycled Glass” chip that you see not once, but twice because our co-editor-doesn’t-know-how-to-work-a-scanner-and-is-a-giant-doofus will be used to accent the big pantry barn doors in the kitchen.

And a few of these choices are — in Krista’s words — just being used to “tell another color how to behave.”  The black of the “Mount Etna” below will be a “pop color” in a room next to where we’ll use that “Slate Tile” on a wall.  Without Mount Etna nearby, the Slate Tile goes too blue.  But when Mt Etna hovers a few feet away, Slate Tile stays a nice gray / blue tone.

I suppose this makes Mount Etna the “bully” of our colors.  A subject which, as we all know, makes our friend Miley very sad.

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* Oh yes, there’s definitely going to be a post about the scientific phenomena known as “being on schedule, but being late.”  Yes, indeed….

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