Sunday, 3 June 2012

the white choice

"The first of all single colours is white ... We shall set down white for the representative of light, without which no color can be seen; yellow for the earth; green for water; blue for air; red for fire; and black for total darkness." Leonardo Da Vinci

At long last we are putting white paint on the walls... the days of decorating have finally arrived and just in time for my sanity.

It has been lovely talking through the subtleties of white with the Babes. When we were down to the final 3 white swatches on the walls Babe 2 pointed to one and immediately decided "Not that one. It looks like it's been dropped in a muddy puddle and then rinsed off" - so it was out with the grey-white, she was right.

Babe 1 pointed to the yellow-white swatch and decided "Not that one". When I asked why she replied, in that 9-going-on-10-you-have-no-idea-mum-tone "It's called Princess Bling". I still forget that overnight all things princess have gone out of style. It was obviously no reflection on the quality of the colour though as I suspect had I changed the name to One Direction Denim it would have won hands down.

postcript... I have gone with Resene Alabaster - a bit Nordic snowy landscape, a bit art gallery white - and I love it. Just love it.


  1. Hi Clare,
    Just being catching up on your blog, well done you've got throught the hard bit. Love the colour white that you chose. Keep smiling, all good things come to those who wait.
    Love Andrina x

  2. My lovely Antipodean friend your musings are cheering me up during what must be the wettest London summer ever! I could do with the babes here as we finish off the teenage basement zone, the Farrow and Ball paints are too chalky, too brown, too grey too everything to be quite right. Keep writing, I love the blog.

    Tanya x


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