There is a monthly section in House Beautiful called "Colors" in which decorators are asked what paint colors they are loving at the moment and why. In October, the theme was "Colors To Make You Look Younger" And, well, wow. I don't know how to put into words my feelings about some of these colors. All I know is it would be a cold day in hell before they found their way onto my walls.
Exhibit A: Eve Green by Benjamin Moore(Note: I created this room view using the HB Paintbrush tool at HouseBeautiful.com. There were not room views with this color featured in the magazine.)
The designer who chose this color (and whom, I am sure, is a very nice, spunky person) states, "This is the green you thought you would hate, but then you get it up on the wall and you love it. It's a sour apple green with a lot of yellow in it, a little edgy and off beat, as if it had been injected with Superman's kryptonite. I used it in my own bedroom and it makes me feel energetic. It's unexpected-like meeting a new person every time I walk in."
Now, when I look at that color I don't think 'sour apple green with a lot of yellow in it', and I certainly don't think of kryptonite. If I did think of kryptonite, it would be a sign that I should not put it on my wall.
This color, this 'Eve Green', does remind me of something though. Hmm. Ah, yes. This:
Which, incidentally, makes me want to eat one of these:
I also wouldn't want to feel like I was meeting a new person every time I walked into my bedroom. There are names for people who do, though. And they have bad reputations.
Now that I think of it, 'Eve Green' wouldn't make me feel like I was meeting someone new at all. It would make me feel, rather, that there were some dubious characters hiding under my bed or behind the door: