See that picture up there? It's the sort of thing that makes divorce lawyers rich. How fortunate that we can't afford one, considering we've spent all our remaining money on paint samples and handyman services. I have invited all my neighbors in to look at our paint stripes, and everyone has offered a different opinion. I posted the stripes on Facebook, where I got MORE opinions.
I NEED CONSENSUS, PEOPLE.
Larry wants gray. I don't, because only a narrow door frame will divide a gray wall from the Lenox Tan wall that will be in the front hall. They don't look good next to each other.
Plus, I'm menopausal and I DON'T WANT GRAY.
Larry voted for cranberry. But it looks too purple. Besides, one of my neighbors said it was an old lady color. Did I mention I am menopausal? No cranberry.
I voted to paint the whole kitchen Lenox Tan, to match the fabulous color we already have in the living/dining room and the front hall. FABULOUS. It would set off the black counters nicely, too. Larry, however, is vehemently opposed to this idea.
Can I just say here that this is why prenuptial counseling is so important? Did we even once, as starry-eyed young things, ever consider our personal painting preferences and how they would mesh? I think not. And now here we are, almost a quarter century into this adventure called marriage, face to face with the fact that we are not paint-compatible.
|Does this say "compatible" to you? Or "crazy"?|
Our handyman comes in every morning, sees the fresh stripes painted on the wall, and just shakes his head. We may just have to live this way for another 6 months, because he is getting sick of our indecision and will move on to another job next week, unless we can get our act together.
So! Color suggestions, anyone? Floor and backsplash tiles are varying shades of gray, cabinets are white, counters black granite. I am allergic to powder blue. Larry will not countenance a green kitchen (trauma from the 70's). Other than that, we are open to ideas. Go!