I have decided that spell check is just bossing me around too much, and I am putting the U back in colour.
A while back, I had a design job for some people that had this very unusual house. I picked up some sample paints for them, and very badly wanted them to use this paint colour called Pigeon.
They were hesitant because they wanted a dark, man suit type gray, something I felt was much to harsh for the space. They ended up using their paint colour choice and it did work quite well, however I have had this little pot of paint lying around now for a bit, and I am itching to use it somewhere in the house.
I have a weird thing where I can't use paint if I hate the name of it, so even the name of this one is good for me. It has a very clever greenish under tone, very like that silvery greenish flash you get from a pigeon in the sunlight...hence the name.
I was wondering if anyone else is influenced by the name of a colour.?
It must be an interesting job to be a Colour namer. Think of how many you would have to come up with and where your inspiration would have to come from. I would imagine that everywhere you go and everything you see becomes and influence and inspiration. Take food.
Creme caramel, biscotti, rice pudding......all sound good.....there would be so many no no's......ham bone, cottage cheese or sirloin. You just couldn't do it.
Have you ever though of a good name for a paint colour.? What is the name of your favourite paint colour?