When people ask me what's my favorite color, my answer always is:
- "Blue and green".
Which shades? Is the next logical follow up.
And the conversation can then go into my boring recitation
of all the marvelous shades of these two very popular colors.
When it came to painting my home, something I've been postponing
for that last 10 years or so, it was difficult to decide on just one of them.
Until I bought my first issue of Country French Magazine and discovered
the shade that marries my two favorite colors perfectly,
with the addition of my beloved undertone: gray.
It's Tendre Gris.
O la la.
As the magazine article describes it:
"Tendre Gris morphs to green or blue depending on the light and the season."
A thing of beauty.
So there I went checking every store in my area and online.
If I found an actual Tendre Gris it was completely gray when it dried on the wall.
Very dark and cold for my taste.
So after 34 paint samples (yes, that's the actual number),
I finally found a color that works very much like tendre gris, at least for the kind of light
I get in my bedroom and office:
Sparkling Sage (from Valspar).
I could show you the sample I found online, but it is, well, completely grey.
However, when it goes on the wall, it sort of looks like this:
or like this...
So at times blue, at times green, always sustained by a soft gray base.
I feel I'm in color heaven.
I see it on the wall. I smile. Yes, color heaven.
So what color is on your walls?
Whatever it is, I hope it matches the color of your dreams.
After all, it's something you look at many hours a day.
Make it beautiful.
Have a fabulous day.