My world is grey and white. Day after day it's grey and white, white and grey, the occasional blue sky, then grey and white again.
I went to a Home Depot the other day, and spent an hour in the paint section, immersed in paint chips, colour cards, and colour scheme brochures full of photos of beautifully painted rooms in every colour imaginable: a romantic bedroom draped in gossamer shades of delicate mauve and lilac and rose; a buttercup yellow bathroom with plush purple towels draped over the lip of a claw-footed tub; and a breezy sunroom decorated in Caribbean blue and lemon and lime. (Oooh! la petite mort!) I brought home a shopping bag jam-packed full of colour.
I spent another dreamy hour at my kitchen table sorting the paint chips into piles of yeses, nos, and maybes until finally deciding on three colours which I taped to the walls - gold in the living room, blue in the kitchen, and a deep red for the staircase. I stared at those colour cards for an entire week before coming to the realization that I am completely and totally lacking in ambition. Apparently, winter apathy has a firm grip on me.
It won't last. The snow will melt, the trees will bud, colour will bloom and I will be fine. In the meantime, I've got my paint cards.
For those of you who may also be suffering from colour withdrawal, I've added a few photos to help get you through this grey season. (Consider me your local Methadone clinic for colour addicts.) Enjoy!