ColorTherapy: He Says/She Says

ColorTherapy: He Says/She Says

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 20, 2007

Name: Split Pea 2146-50 + Pale Avocado 2146-40*
Brand: Benjamin Moore

Marriage is about compromise. So, what do you do when the husband wants one color for the bathroom and the wife wants another? For this couple I bought a quart of each and mixed them together...

These clients lived in Oaxaca for a while, and a Mexican influence pervades their apartment. We liked the guacamole color (see a future posting on this from my travelogue series) and thought it looked good against the poster. But the husband thought Split Pea was too dark and the wife thought Pale Avocado was too whimpy. After much deliberation I finally said, "Enough! Let's make our own."

As I've pointed out repeatedly, this column is meant to be inspirational rather than technical, and I'm writing this week to indicate to you, dear reader, how fun it is to bend the rules once in a while. No obstacle is too great to overcome.

And they lived happily ever after…

- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter

*Please note that colors at are helpful and representative, but not the same as the actual paint on your wall (that's why we include a real picture). This is due to the color differential between physical paint and video monitors.

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