I feel the need to explain my desire for a purple wall.
Many years ago, in the land of Virginia, the Hunny and I bought our first house. Cute little two story with a sprawling yard, a place to garden and raise kidlets. I miss my beautiful garden, the row of floribunda roses, the lamb's ear and coral bells, the lavender and iris. Oh! And my beautiful cherry trees in the front yard!
When we were having the house built, we picked out colors for everything - carpet, exterior paint, front door (brick red) and counter tops. I wanted a counter color known as Fortuneberry. I thought it was pretty. I'd never picked out my very own counter tops before. I grew up in a trailer, everything being brown. Everything. And Fortuneberry was certainly not brown.
When we moved in I was a little taken aback at the counter top color, even though I'd been carrying the sample chip with me everywhere. It was a deep purple, a few shades lighter than eggplant. Yes, rich purple. There was a lot of counter space. A LOT. And it was a solid color formica, meaning it scratched easily. We lived there two years. I loved it.
We've lived in four other houses since then, the Hunny and I. TTwo were rentals in Florida - no color choices there. But the next home we owned, I painted the master bath lavender. It was beautiful! White trim and fixtures, and slate tile counter and shower floor. And now we're here, halfway across the country. There's not a lick of purple in my house ANYWHERE. And as my favorite aunt says, my house needs a purple wall somewhere. I say that wall is the one little dining room wall.
Nothing vibrant or flashy. No violet or orchid wall. Just a soft, earthy purple. Something to work with the living room, which is a color called Felt Wool - a warm, soft brown. I am sitting on my couch, in my corner, looking into the dining room at The Wall, and I can envision a lavender. With white wainscoting on the bottom, or a darker lavender. Pretty!
So there you have it. I need a purple wall. You can see why, can't you? I thought so.
Until I write again ...