We interupt this program....to spread a little liquid sunshine. I'm talking about paint here. "Creamware #8139" by MS Signature from Sherwyn Williams to be exact. We have been busy as bees around here. Grace and I moved everything out of her room yesterday so we can paint it today. It's currently a nice shade of blue as you can see in the photo. Nice, with the right light exposure, that is. Even nicer it seems, in this lovely photo. But it feels cave-like at times and not in the oh-so-cozy way, and it's been hard to live with day in and day out. This is probably one of the hardest things to get right when choosing colors for a room, whether it's walls, furniture, curtains, or carpet. Blues can be tricky too, and I knew that going in, but Grace had her heart set on it. So we went for it. She liked it well enough, but after a few years it began to wear on her; especially now that she's a teenager and spending more time in her room. Colors and environments do have an effect on our moods. I don't need a study to confirm that, I know this from my own experience. If you suffer from any form of seasonal depression, having a lot of light around helps. In fact, I think lighting is a major consideration when choosing colors and often the most unpredictible factor because it's ever-changing thoughout the day as well as seasonally. Our blue paint-chip appeared so much lighter and brighter until the color actually went up on all four walls and the curtains were hung. Even though the room gets the morning sun, it can still feel somewhat dreary during other times of the day. More so on dark, cloudy days, which we do have a lot of here. Not today though, it's chilly, but bright and sunny. But it's coming. We know it's coming! So off we go, paint brushes in hand with high hopes for a sunnier outlook.