Racer Pink, IB-51 Brand: Ralph Lauren In 1936, Diana Vreeland began a column in Harper’s Bazaar titled “Why Don’t You…”* which dispensed inspirational tidbits in her typically broad style. Here is our second entry with three suggestions along the same lines: Why don’t you paint your built-in display niches with recessed downlights and glass shelves hot pink?
Name: Orange Juice, 2017-10. Brand: Benjamin Moore Why don’t you paint your powder room bright orange? Lara painted this during what she described as a color emergency. “Because you can only look at white walls for so long.”
Name: Onondaga Clay, 1204 Brand: Benjamin Moore Why don’t you paint your living room deep terra cotta? Ms. Darlene Chamberlain, of Chamberlain Window Treatments, went against all advice to paint these rich accent walls in her own home, which perfectly sets off the wood, brick and white carpeting. Stunning. So I put it to you: if you have anything rare and wonderful, unusual or unexpected, send it in. Send me your pink radiators, your sapphire ceilings, your chartreuse cellars. I’ll start with color items, and if we get enough entries we’ll start a separate column at Apartment Therapy involving inspired design choices in general. Why don’t you? Email pictures, a brief description and the paint name if you have it to email@example.com, and put WHY DON’T YOU in the subject line. * In 1936, Diana Vreeland began a column in Harper’s Bazaar titled “Why Don’t You…” which dispensed inspirational tidbits in her typically broad style. Such items included: “Why don’t you…turn your old ermine coat into a bathrobe?” “…put all your dogs in bright yellow collars and leads?” “…wear black leather mules with red leather heels?” “…have a white monkey fur bedcover mounted on yellow velvet?” The column was widely read, ridiculed and imitated. I’d like to start the same thing at Color Therapy, and have several entries from readers for our second edition. Without further ado: