Trying to find a color for our dining room
was impossible. I bought so many samples and slapped them right on the wall. I tried to go dark, warm and happy. Inspired by The Royal Tannebaums, I kept trying to find a warm pinky coral. The short story is that I failed, and it looked like Martha Stewart and Charles Manson went on a spree. I fell back on my favorite greeny blues, but so many — off the paint chip and on my walls — looked like battleship gray. I settled on a lovely and pure robin's egg blue, and it looked amazing on one wall, for about three weeks, every summer. Repainting it was on our list of things to do.