That said, I have been obsessed with Hermes orange for many years. There is something about it that makes me smile. Perhaps it reminds me of renting an apartment for a week in Paris and walking into Hermes and just falling in love with the color.
I had always kept the idea of using the color in the back of my head, but never really sure where to put it.
I took the bold move and painted my toilet room orange. (My sink and claw foot tub are in another room.) In complete honesty, I am not ashamed to admit that we color matched the orange and it came out completely the wrong color. So after painting the space the wrong color (a bad "fruit punch" gone wrong), after a few more samples, we got it just right.
Now I feel like I’m living inside an Hermes box when I go into the room. Would I paint my living room orange like this? I am going to bet on that never happening. But with a powder room or space like a closet or foyer- why not have a little fun and go bold!
It just so happens that orange is the Color of 2012 from Pantone.
Trendsetter? I don't think so. Coincidence? Yes.
I know that I am not going to be living in my apartment for many more years. In fact I have some plans in the works for some changes next year.
So why not play around a bit and have some fun for a while? I am sure that I will have to paint it back to white when I move.
What do you think?
Do you like the color?
How do you feel about orange being THE color of the year for 2012?
I wish that had some fabulous giveaway like an Hermes bag or something like that. Sorry folks. Just me this week and my adventures in painting.