Sunday, November 22, 2009

Whatever You Want

Recently I picked out some new bedding for the master bedroom. Before I purchased it, I dragged my husband to the store to get his approval. He looked at it, shrugged and said, "Whatever you want is fine with me."

We bought it and brought it home.

The master bedroom has not been painted since we moved into this house three years ago. I want to paint it soon. I started looking at paint samples that will go well with the new bedding. I decided I want to paint the room a boring beige color with white trim (to match the rest of the house). I asked my husband what he thought. He said, "Whatever you want is fine with me."

I have already painted a few rooms in the house beige. So far each beige room is a different shade of beige.

I opened the bedding in the guestroom and took out the comforter. I thought the colors in the comforter went really well with the beige on the walls in the guestroom. I don't know why, but I asked for my husband's approval opinion. I didn't want to hear the same, "Whatever you want..." I was surprised when he said "The beige color in the guestroom is too purple."

Okay. I guess that's better than hearing, "whatever you want is fine with me." I'd rather know that he doesn't like that shade of beige very much before I paint the bedroom the same color.

I thought about the color a while. I looked at more paint samples. Then I thought, "The beige in my son's room is a nice color." So I asked my husband what he thought of that color. He said, "That beige is too dark."

Hmm... It doesn't look too dark in my son's room. But again, I guess it's good that he has told before I paint the bedroom that he doesn't like that color.

I looked at more paint samples. I searched for something beige that's not too purple and not too dark. I picked one that was very similar to a beige in the small downstairs bathroom. So again I asked my husband what he hated thought about that shade of beige. "That one seems too light" he said.

I think I may have liked it better when he said, "Whatever you want is fine with me."


Lynn said...

How funny - I'm kind of a neutral wall color gal myself. The current beige on my bedroom wall is a rosy beige. Wonder how your husband would like that one? :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ha ha ha my husband does that too.... i had a quilt made ages ago... it is blue and a deep yellow... we decided to pain the bed room and bath room to match the quilt... he said what ever you want is fine with me it looks good... now i get the snide comments on no you cant choose the paint just go look at the dry mustard yellow bathroom LOL.... MEN.

Alix said...

Whatever you want is fine with me came from the Bible. Did you know that? Sure! Right there in Genesis as said inside the Garden of Eden by God - right before Eve ate the apple and effed it up for all of mankind.

PS: Neutrals are awesome.

Lora said...

yep, my husband too.
"whatever you want"
"if you're happy, I'm happy"
"it doesn't really matter to me the way it matters to you"

So you know what I did? I picked out everything for my entire kitchen. It is a light blue, silver, and white paradise! With pinks and lime greens and butter yellows as accents. It's so gorgeous. And girly.

And mine!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

How funny, Cookie....Damned if you do and damned if you don't!!!! If we ask our husbands --we may not get the 'right' answers.. BUT--if we don't, then we're not communicating with them... DUH!!!!!

Good Luck, Cookie... I have no answers for you.

Talon said...

Who knew there were so many variations of beige? lol! The next step is to let him lead you to one of the rooms that's "just right" - sort of like Goldilocks!

My husband is color blind so he only shows an interest in patterns. Thankfully, not TOO much interest ;)

Lu's Place said...

You made me whirl back in time about forty three years ago. My husband and I had built a new house. Payments were $99.00 a month. A lot of money. I wasn't working, we were expecting our first baby, no insurance etc etc. We were doing some of the work to get our down payment less. I bought some paint for the living room and was happy with the color it was called Marshmellow. After it was rolled on it was the color of wet plaster mud. The hormones were raging and I started to cry. I think I cried for two days. Then all of a sudden the walls were actually the color of marshmellows. That was a really good thing because I didn't have the ten dollars for a new can of paint. This was a memory that made me smile. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have one of those at home! Drives me batty. I hope you find the just-right-beige soon!

girlytwins said...

OMGosh too funny. I did that with Xmas presents one year and it turned out not in my favor. I wished for whatever you think is best from there on out :)

Mama Zen said...

Just when you don't want them to have an opinion!

Michelle said...

See, your first mistake was in asking his opinion ;) Your second mistake was in not stopping. I'm sure he's totally messing with you simply because you keep asking. I hope it goes well!

LL Cool Joe said...

If I had my way I'd have white walls everywhere.