I've started on the kitchen. I ended up picking a really dark purply navy called NIGHT WATCH / 610D-7 or something like that. After priming the walls quite late last night, it was nice to wake up this morning and see that green away!
It's funny what a coat of paint can do. I didn't really notice the loudness of the kitchen walls when I first saw the place. Actually, that's a lie. It was about the fourth thing I noticed. It does kind of fit in, in an early-nineties-meets-carmen-miranda kind of way, and certainly wasn't anywhere near enough to dissuade me from taking the place.
Some people are a bit nervy about dark colours in one's interior. And even though you can have all the swatches and samples in the world, you just never know how it's going to turn out.
Exciting! What am I doing here?? I should be painting!
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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