I know, I actively dislike blue.
I used to think it was because of 12 years of catholic school uniforms.
However, I realize it's really just the light "cheery" blues I dislike.
Navy blues and such aren't a problem apparantly.
When I sent those colors to my friend, he was saying that he was thinking of painting his laundry room, and had looked at a color called Naval.
It's in the same family of blue as Anchors Aweigh. Just a slightly different shade. I think it's got a drop of dark yellow in it.
Between the 2 of us, we'll come up with something. I said whatever is decided upon he'll have whatever leftover blue to paint his laundry room.
Maybe this subject seems overkill to a lot of readers, but color is just that important to me. The smallest shade difference can really change a room.
I think I got my pickyness about colors from my mother. One time (after I left home) she had painted a smallish area red, and then went out to get a loveseat to fit there. She found one that had a red floral pattern (yikes anyway). The thing is, she had no concept that the red on the wall was an orange red, and the chair was a blue red. When I walked in the entryway of the house and saw it, I thought she was joking. I pointed it out to her and she just shrugged and said she thought it was fine and gave me her usual "I don't know what you're talking about". She never went and had the wall repainted, which was the obvious solution. It just looked so tacky together. She also wore gawd awful colors like pastel this that and the other. As a kid, that's what I wore because she obviously bought them. As I grew I realized I was definately a winter in that color wheel thing.
Funny thing, those colors are all the ones they tell a woman to base her wardrobe on, and accessorize around it. Same thing for a man I suppose.
Gray, navy, red, camel, blacks whites etc.
You just can't go wrong.