Violets Are Blue, Walls Are Violet
Wall colors... there are so many choices.
When we can’t have it all we can find an alternative or a simple compromise.
I can talk for hours about color and this is the reason why I am only focusing on one of them: Violet, a challenging choice. This is of course after I selected it from hues of purple, lavender, amethyst, mauve, lilac, blue-violet, red-violet... so many choices…
I will explain more about unlimited colors and limiting choices but for now I just have to show this example. I needed to have the color violet in one of our freshly painted walls of our new house. I will also explain “needed” later.
Because I was already having trouble with this difficult proposal, I decided to simplify the process by mixing up my own paint and showing it around to my family (husband) for the final approval.
I mixed red and blue craft acrylics and painted a 3’ x 3’ area. Then added more blue to the mix and painted another square. For a slight variation I added more blue and painted another square. I added more red to the original mix and painted the last square.
I did not use primer which made it possible to complete this project in under an hour. It was also very simple because I did not have to worry about the corners, trims, or ceiling. I just followed the lines. Well, not even that because I made lines with tape (I used a level and taped the squares). Later I decided to add an unused trim that has given it a more cohesive look. It can be still more provisional if a sheet of plywood or even fabric is used, but then the cost, time, and effort also changes. I spent less than $6.00 on this project and it was a great solution for a disagreement on color preferences and needs.
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