Sunday, 28 November 2010

Orange... or not !

I'm sure you are all waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the experiment in redecorating the kitchen in shades of yellow and orange.

The answer is that it ranks alongside dinosaurs, DeLorean cars, the Sinclair C5, and Betamax videos as among the top failed experiments of all time.

The yellow was approved by the powers that be (i.e. She-who-must-be-obeyed aka Partner-who-lovess-tea). It turned out that Lemon Ice was identical to the previous wall covering - Banana Dream. The orange was not approved of - either by me or Jo! Total disaster.

So it is back to the drawing board. We have a newly painted ceiling (white) and walls (yellow) and parts of the woodwork (yucky salmony orange) but we have to re-think the latter and the tiles. The biggest consolation for me is that in the process all the units have been emptied and moved so at least everywhere is clean and our attempts to grow penicillin have been stopped.

Progress - or lack thereof - will be reported anon....


  1. Oh, sorry to hear the colours did not work out quite as planned. I hope you find some way to improve it... In my flat all cupboards etc are white. I got new wallpaper in all but one room when I moved in but I went with rather neutral choices there too. It's really so much easier to just change colour scheme by textiles (curtains, carpets, table cloths, pillows, blankets...) ;)

  2. You could paint over the orange with a completely different colour - I think yellow and blue could work well for a kitchen.

  3. I wanted my living room turquoise at one time (a wild hair or something) and when I came home one day, Hubby had surprised me and painted the whole room.
    I hated it. We were still newly enough married that he didn't freak out. It ended up a very pale, soft pink, and was lovely.
    It is such a clean feeling to have fresh paint on the walls and cupboards though. Good luck with your project. Can't wait to see pictures!

  4. Woodwork in salmony orange does indeed sound yucky. What about a more peachy colour?


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