In A White Room With Black Curtains: 9 Songs About Color

In A White Room With Black Curtains: 9 Songs About Color

Tess Wilson
Sep 16, 2013

Painting a room is a big job, more than worthy of a motivating soundtrack. Here are nine songs that just might inspire you to paint your little house pink, paint your red door black, or maybe just spray paint the walls...

Here's what I've got, but I'm sure there are a ton more (all links are to YouTube):

"White Room", Cream

In the white room with black curtains near the station
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings

"Paint It Black", Rolling Stones

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black

"Blue Room", Ella Fitzgerald

We'll have a blue room
A new room for two room
Where every day's a holiday
Because you're married to me

"Spray Paint (The Walls)", Black Flag

And I'm gonna go wild
Spray paint the walls
It feels good
And I'm gonna go wild

"Grey Room", Damien Rice

Well I've been here before
Sat on the floor in a grey, grey room
Where I stay in all day
I don't eat, but I play with this grey grey food

"Little Pink Houses", John [Cougar] Mellancamp

Oh, but ain't that America
For you and me
Ain't that America
Something to see, baby
Ain't that America
Home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses
For you and me

"Black House", Modern English

White houses last longer
They go in the end
Go to the baby in a black house

"Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)", Foster The People

1, 2, 3, close your eyes and count to four
I'm gonna hide behind my bedroom door
Crayons on walls, I'll color on them all
Right until I've broken every law

"Red House", Jimi Hendrix

There's a red house over yonder, that's where my baby stays.
There's a red house over yonder, baby, that's where my baby stays.
Well, I ain't been home to see my baby in about ninety nine and one half days,
'bout time I see her

(Image: Taryn Fiol/Vinyl Records On The Go)

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