Color is fun. Growing up I remember we didn’t have colors on the walls of our home. Our house was painted eggshell, which really isn’t a color. It’s considered off white, but not quite as stark as white. As a kid, I remember always wanting a bedroom that was painted a “fun” color.
My 13 year old, Sam told me a couple of months ago that she ready for a change from her pink room with fairies on the wallpaper border. I had to agree, that it was time for something a bit more sophisticated. However, being the individual that she is I was waiting to hear what color was coming next. She decided on red with black and white polka dots. The red came as no surprise, as I know that’s her favorite color. I told her that I thought that the red would keep her up at night and give her nightmares. We laughed and opted for something a bit more subtle.
At the beginning of Spring Break I told Sam that if she wanted her room painted, she’d have to get right on it. She and her sister have painted many a rental house with me, so she has no problem with prep work and painting. She spent about 2 days from start to finish and did 85% of the work on her own. Her room turned out beautifully.
We live in our homes and enjoy our own tastes and decorations.
As I look at Sam’s newly painted violet blue room, which she loves, I am reminded that some of the colors in my home would not be suitable if I were going to sell. Some of the colors would be too bold and too personalized to appeal to the tastes of a broad range of buyers.
But, for now, I’ll just sit back and enjoy the “fun” colors in my home.
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