Saturday, April 12, 2008

Elphaba green

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I love Wicked.  I have seen it twice (broadway and chicago) and own the soundtrack.  I just love it.  However, I am not take-over-my-life obsessed with it.  So, when we painted my room in my new Condo I was a little overwhelmed when it came out as what I like to describe as Elphaba Green.
Yes, that is the green of my bedroom.  My dad keeps telling me the color is fine (he doesn't want to help paint it again.)  When I painted the first coat I got a migraine.  I am pretty sure that my bedroom glows in the dark.  And probably emits cancerous radiation.  I probably won't be able to sleep at all, because it will be like daylight all the time.  The color actually changes according to the lighting.  Early morning sun makes it bright neon green.  Afternoon sun it is less neon.  And in the evening it actually not too bad, a much darker shade of green.  It is a horse of a different color.  I am trying to decide if I am going to be able to live with the color choice.  I really don't want to spend another $50 on paint, but it is really bright.  There is also the option of texturing with white over the green to tone it down.  I will take a picture next time I am there so that you can get a better idea of the joy that is my bedroom.  The hall glows green if the sun is right.  Boy, is it fun.


Lani said...

Sweet! I can't wait to see pics. Though sometimes pics don't do the color justice. Don't you love how paint looks totally different once you get it all on the wall? Our living room and family room are not at ALL the colors I was planning. Oh well!

Hilary said...

I was gonna say I can't wait to see pics too! I like the toning down with texturing idea . . . I wish I was brave enough to have tried something like that with ours! (Our red wall in the frontroom was supposed to be textured, but I was lazy and nervous, so it stayed monotoned).