If you've been around Our Fifth House for any amount of time I think it's a pretty safe bet that you already know what my signature color is - RED! I love it - yesterday (I wore red to my Jr. prom and my first car was red), today (my entry foyer
and family room
are both painted red), and tomorrow (it's an obsession that will never end I'm sure - shoes, hand bags, bracelets - you can never have enough red in your life I say).
So color me surprised when I started flipping through the May issue of House Beautiful.......
and found this little blurb from one of my all time favorite designers - Barclay Butera.
ACK! I literally screamed! My hub was not amused. ;) That color - Hunting Coat Red by Ralph Lauren - is the very. first. color. I ever painted in my diy -house fix in' up-life! Back in the olden days, when Home Depot used to carry RL paint, my mom came to visit us (we lived in Virginia at the time - that was our 3rd house) and she helped me paint my dining and living room this color red. I never before then had ever picked up a paint roller and painted anything myself!
Fast forward to now and when we toured this house before we bought it, the entry foyer and family room were already painted red. Although the color the previous owners used, Porter Paints Apple, is no longer carried. This Porter color is pretty much an exact match to the RL color, and when I walked in to the home for the very first time I felt like it was fate - like this home was already draped in my signature color just waiting for me to move in and make her mine. ;) I know I sound crazy - just go with it - that's what my hub does. Anyhow, we did have the paint refreshed by our painter friend (I do paint - just not in vaulted rooms) and he matched this red in a Perspectives paint (which is a local paint shop here in Lexington that the pros swear by).
It really is the very best red - if you don't trust me - take Barclay Butera's word for it - his word is way better than mine. See for yourself how amazing he is if you don't already know.
What's your signature color?