Monday, 16 April 2018

Magnolia days

There was once very little choice in paint colours.
I remember Brilliant White being heralded as a breakthrough,
previous whites tending towards the yellow.
You could also have Primrose yellow
and a peachy pink, eau de nil and a rather chilly blue,
but magnolia won hands down in the popularity stakes,
despite not resembling any magnolia I have ever seen.

A quick check around tells me pale grey is the new white,
(Elephant's Breath by Farrow and Ball if you're feeling flush). 

What fun it must be - choosing the names.


  1. So true. I found it so bewildering the last time I had to choose a white paint from so many possible gradations, hues. Some friends are so savvy about which choices would work for north-facing whereas I feel like a wine-taster who's forgotten to spit out tastings of the last twelve glasses. . . Love your magnolia photos -- aren't they glorious this time of year against almost any kind of sky. . .

    1. I love the wine tasting analogy!