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When I first talked to our house-painter about the colors
I had choosen for the walls of our new apartment,
our small conversation went like this:
Me: I would like to choose this dark-violet for the dining
House-Painter: Are you sure. Do you really want this one?
Me (still bit shy, because he is the expert and I assumed he
has some experience with color palettes): Yes. Do you
think the color will not perform like the sample? Shall we
go up or down on the color palette instead?
House-Painter: You mean, I really should paint your
walls with this dark color? Are you sure?
Me (know a bit more confident): Yes, I am.
House-Painter (with heavy wrinkels coming to
live on his forehead):
Puh. This color is really not nice. I usally prefer white
or off-white walls instead.
Me: (I admit I was a bit disappointed but did
not really care so much for his opinion....)
Well, white walls are nice, depends...(I did not want to
start a deep discussion about the topic so tried to
be diplomatic somehow...)
House-Painter: Ok, but I tell you, I do not have time
to re-paint the walls, if you do not like it.
Puh. I was really impressed about having such a strong
idea about what is nice for your clients and what they
And so I let him suffer while he painted the walls with this
terribly horrifying dark violet which made him feel so bad.
I could read it in his face. But, shame on me, because I did
not tell him what's the trick of decorating a room in dark
colors (walls, floor, furniture...).
It's quite simple.
Lift it up with a bright one, too.
That is the whole secret.
For example a dark grey goes very well with a cool pink,
even a neon pink. And so my dark violet is up-lifted
by a bright orange and also some colorful-accessoires in
pink, red or yellow.
Quite simply, isn't it?
How do you feel about it?