Thursday, September 21, 2006

    B 5/8 C9 D2

    After 5x failed tester pots ( yes, this is the one, I distinctly remember Wattyl 'Boc Choy' .. i'm sure this is it ! ) .. I finally got my front-room green colour identified under UV-light, or whatever it is that the paint-people do. That's the name of it in the post title. *sigh*

    The thing is, for me, the NAME of the paint is just as important as the colour. Yes, I am naff.
    I like cool names to go with my paint, to put me in the mood, to conjure up thoughts and feelings of desire, food, the exotic, something earthy, whatever.

    Which is sort of why i'm disappointed in the Kosciusko. I mean, how Aussie is that ? I sang Midnight Oil as I painted, I thought of mountain ranges and The Man From Snowy River.

    But it wasn't to be.
    The right colour is "Ticking". Huh ? As in fabric ? A bomb ? Beetle-like leeches that burrow into your skin whilst supping on your blood ?
    Oh well.
    It's perfect, darker, a bit more muted, a bit more red in the mix, but still essentially a dark-blue-grey. Fabulous.

    This will be the colour of the new paling fence ( going in on Mon/Tues, although we won't be painting until later ), and i'll re-do the sidestep, and finish off the fibro garage in it too.
    'Tis lovely.

    Tomorrow is like Christmas, I doubt i'll sleep:
    the Woodchip Blokes Commeth..


    Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

    I do like Ticking, very very much. Ticking is what brand? Because I'm thinking, Ticking may just be the first definite choice from which we built the three colours we need for the trim on our facade. Thanks you!

    (I've been trying to make something groovy from the string of letters and numbers for your green - but I'm coming up dry. Post a pic and run a commenters competition for best 'green' name!)

    nutmeg said...

    I like that blue! A grey hue always gives me the feeling of calmness and tranquility. My kitchen cupboards are painted a grey-green (as in the Aussie bush). Though, I have to say, our kitchen can be a space of open warfare at times. Maybe the colour doesn't have the same effect on my girls!

    emma said...

    Hmm, how about...

    'Because 5/8ths of your walls need this Colour in order to be 9 times cooler than your neighbour's shrine to R2 D2'

    Doesn't quite roll off the tongue like 'Cypress Grove' or something equally romantic though.

    Thankyou for your comments. I think I'm feeling better now. Sending 'Post' didn't help quite as much as I'd hoped, but getting friendly comments did!

    Gina said...

    Very Nantucket. In a good way. Love the soothe-ability aspect. Beautiful.

    Mommy off the Record said...

    Looks like a nice color you've picked for the fence. Have fun getting it installed, and Merry Christmas!

    Angry Dad said...

    Ticking huh? It would have been so cool if you could have had Kosciusko working for you!

    h&b said...

    Thanks all.

    Bec - it's DULUX Ticking. In their "Weathershield" range.

    And NANTUCKET ? - Gina, I could just kiss you .. i'm feeling very swish and Martha's Vineyard at the moment. What an ego-boost .. I love it ;)

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