Stephen is in Oaxaca. The last time he went to Oaxaca solo I painted the kitchen back splash terra cotta. I have a yearning in this dreary intersection between winter and spring for the big, bold, juicy, deliciousness of Oaxaca colors — ripe mango, intense papaya, luscious pomegranate, limeade green, sweet melon, and tangy pink grapefruit.
At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning I found myself in the paint department of Lowe’s Home Store looking at samples. While the rest of the world was immersed in Super Bowl Sunday, I was atop an eight foot ladder with brush in hand making my own part of Oaxaca come alive in my North Carolina kitchen hallway.
Hot Mango Salsa Paint Job! Yummy.
P.S. I don’t think Valspar quite captured the essence of this color by naming it “Roasted Chestnut” (3002-3A).