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'A Gallon of Mmmmmm, Flesh, Please'

Friday, June 19, 2015

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TUMBLR--Shopping for paint?

Why not skip the regular black in favor of "The Eternal Darkness That Will One Day Consume Us All (GRO55)?"

And any front door can be red, so why not reach for "Tarantino Red (MURDR)?" (Now, that's red!)

Why? Because they don't exist.

But we, and Jeff Wysaki, wish they did.


Wysaki, the mastermind behind Tumblr's Obvious Plant, has taken his signature prank to paint at his local hardware store, where he inserted fake names on the sample chips.

"Paint colors always have such ridiculous names -- Emerald Isle, Toasted Almond, etc," Wysaki told the Huffington Post. "I just thought it would be fun to take it one step further and make them even more ridiculous."

We can't disagree.

After all, is Spanish Olive (real paint) any more telling than Wysaki's Olive-ia Newton John (70YY)?

Does the real Narcissus help you visualize better than Mmmmmmm, Flesh (YUM 62/53)? We think not.


And, by the way, paint companies: We, for one, would totally invest in Blond. James Blond over Off White. And Barney's Blood over Lavender.

Enjoy Wysaki's handiwork. And, when appropriate, heed his advice.




Tagged categories: Architectural coatings; Coating Materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Marketing; North America; Paint and Coating Sales

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