Since the dawn of this blog there is one question I have been asked more than any other. And I rarely answer it. Why you ask? Well, for one, I’m shocked that anyone actually wants to know. And, secondly, the answer is just a tad complicated.
So do you want to know just what is the number one question I’m asked here At the Picket Fence?
What is the name of the yellow paint on your walls?
Now, you may be scratching your head and wondering why on earth I wouldn’t answer that question. I mean, it’s so simple, right? Well, yes and no.
You see, and I’m going to get really, super duper honest with you here, when I edit my photos before putting them on the blog it always alters the shade of yellow just a bit. I do a lot of lightening and brightening. And that makes the wall color softer than I think it actually looks in person.
So, I’ve always hesitated to tell the color because I think that what you are seeing on your screen is actually somewhat different from what I see in real life. And I never want to be misleading.
But, it’s time. Time for me to answer the question once and for all. You ready? I realize I’m making this more dramatic than it needs to be but just go with it, ok? 😉
The color on the walls is called ‘Dusty Yellow’ by Olympic Paints.
I continue to just be so surprised that people love the yellow so much that they would write to ask me about it. Because it seems like I’m surrounded on social media by rooms that are almost exclusively white or grey or greige (grey/beige).
Yellow definitely doesn’t seem to be the ‘in’ color these days.
And yet, as I’ve said many times here before, the most important thing when it comes to decorating your home is that it is YOURS. So if you love yellow more than you love white or grey or greige then you should go for it!
For all of these years, the yellow has made me very happy. We Oregonians need ways to trick ourselves into thinking we’re seeing sunshine throughout the year and there is no doubt that it helps to have yellow walls.
If I were picking out yellow paint now I would definitely go a shade lighter than the ‘Dusty Yellow’ so keep that in mind if you decide to use that color.
And don’t be surprised if you come visit me here at the Fence one day in the near future and I’ve painted the walls a different color. After 8 years of living in this house they are needing a bit of freshening up and that will be the perfect opportunity to maybe go in a different direction.
But I will always have a soft spot in my heart for these yellow walls. They’ve served as a wonderful, sunny backdrop for so much life being lived in our home.
“How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.” (Vincent Van Gogh)
Thanks so much for meeting me and my yellow walls at the Fence today,