Magnolia paradise

Magnolia paradise

I don't know whether you've ever picked up on this, but my blog post titles are often based on what music I've been listening to in any given week.

Let's groove on, 'cause it's time to move on ... Chad Jackson and Hear The Drummer Get Wicked.

I wore frills and I liked it ... yes, Katy Perry.

Kimi Chameleon ... a throwback to the 80s and Culture Club's Karma Chameleon.

Magnolia paradise?

Can you guess?

It's The Stone Roses.

If you didn't get it, it's straight back to the 1990s for you. And don't come back until you can recite the lyrics to Mersey Paradise off by heart.

Magnolia paradise

But back to magnolia. 

You know when you go on holiday and you truly immerse yourself in a different culture, language, way of life, cuisine, etc., in order to really get a feel of and a flavour for your new surroundings? Well, when it comes to paint, I'm here to tell you that it absolutely does not work. Two months on and while I've desperately tried to live with and love magnolia, mainly as painting the whole house seems like a rather daunting task at the moment, it's just not happening for me.

Seriously not happening.

Magnolia paradise

Paint descriptions for any other colours go something along the lines of ...

WispOsmoke grey is reminiscent of heaven-sent stardust wafting through a smokey sunset on a midsummer's evening. Evoking feelings normally attributed with gazing at the statue of David, this is an ideal colour for modern living spaces occupied by savvy, stylish homeowners. Not only will this divine shade add beauty to any wall, it also has the added bonus of making anyone standing in the room look 100 percent more intelligent.

As opposed to the notes for magnolia ...

Magnolia is reminiscent of custard. Evoking feelings of dreadful school dinners, this is the ideal colour for the inside of cupboards occupied by nothing other than towels and spare sheets. Not only will this shade darken any wall (and not in a good way), it also has the added downside of making anyone standing in the room look slightly yellow-ish and ill.

You can't argue with that!

Magnolia paradise

I'm currently to be found floundering under a billion paint charts or sticking several million paint samples to the wall. And I'm very confused as to where grey ends and green starts. The both look the bloody same. So, I'm asking for your help and your opinion. Have a look at these samples and let me know which you prefer for the living room - or let me know any other suggestions/favourite paint colours. Release me from this magnolia paradise, please!

Magnolia paradise

And before you say it, I'm well aware the curtains need to go, too. One magnolia riddance at a time. And when it actually happens, you can be sure that I'll be using that famous Green Day song as the title of the blog post!

Magnolia paradise