Paint it black. Or green. Whatev.
June 16, 2008
I’ve been thinking about painting this room:
Right now, the walls are Dark Mustard. I like the color, sure; very earthy and organic and kind of like the inside of a cooked squash. Yummy.
But I’d like a little more light. They say that, the darker you paint a room, the smaller it feels. This phenomenon is likely due to the fact that a darker color absorbs more light than does a lighter one. (Remember junior high science? The spectrum and all that? Well, I do.) I’m thinking some form of chartreuse.
Wait! Don’t cringe — chartreuse isn’t all bad. Try this on for size: Anna Sova’s Praying Mantis, part of the company’s Mid Century Modern palette:
See? Not so ugly. Certainly, I’m in the market for a non–off-gassing paint, one with low- or no-VOCs (volatile organic compounds). I don’t want to breathe in chemicals for the rest of my life in the tiny house. TreeHugger told me about a few other earth-friendly paints: YOLO Colorhouse, Sherwin-Williams’ Harmony collection, Safe Coat, BioShield. But are there others? Has anyone tried any of the aforementioned wall-slicks? Lemme know. Summer’s here, and it’s paintin’ time.