What we were attempting to produce were basic common area neutrals: sepia, khaki and periwinkle blue. What I ended up with instead was the worst caricature of the suburban 70s — burnt pumpkin, harvest gold, avocado green and little girl’s room purple. I couldn’t believe my eyes, and I didn’t even finish the last board, I felt like I was in a sketch comedy.
I’m loath to quote names as these were transparent glazes, and the magic or lack thereof in the process — the sum can’t simply be reduced to it’s parts. For illustrational purposes, I’ve made a few Photoshop simulations from my studies, shown above. Enter at your own risk.
Also, as this publishes: the restaurant across the street from me is undergoing a gut renovation. The exterior is painted that dreadful marshmallow peanut color, another one of what I consider the worst. I see that that they’re testing new colors on the wall, I do wish I could chime in.
MY PREVIOUS "WORST COLOR" POSTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• ColorTherapy: The Worst Colors For Interiors
• ColorTherapy: The Worst Colors for Interiors, Vol. II