An Almost-Black Wall Color Alternative: Avocado Peel

Color Therapy

I have something here that I've been saving for a rainy day, which it is, and I think this is also the first time in quite a while that I've used one of the new paints from Martha Stewart.

The color is Avocado Peel. OK, so it looks sort of like black. But look under the lights or by the window and you get a sense of how it glows, which is also how it looks in real life — you don't see the color as much as you feel it.

You might also think it's slightly counter-intuitive to paint the kitchen so dark. But to the contrary, I think it's so interesting and sexy that it becomes the vital heart of a somewhat otherwise neutral apartment.

I don't like green unless I love it. I love this one— it's more forceful and elegant that a pool table color or Kelly Green. This has a lot of blue in it, as opposed to yellow or brown.

Images: Mark Chamberlain