Gen reveals her paint: white (which she calls "cream"), and a very light grey. There's a shot of the paint job in the nearby kitchen, which is diamonds in alternating rows of a bright olive green and an almost orangey-yellow. She says that what goes nicely with yellow is purple -- she suggests thinking of an iris. Sure, but...there aren't a lot of purples that are going to go with that green, never mind the green and the yellow. Sometimes I think the designers on this show flunked Colour 101. I mean, even allowing for the highly subjective nature of colour, give me a break here. So she shows us some light purple paint -- kind of an Easter egg purple. She says that's going to be involved in stripes above the fireplace. Oh, dear. She then shows them a can of a much darker purple. I'm really unsure about this scheme -- and you all know I'm pretty big on purple. Why is purple suddenly all the rage on this show? Haven't we had purple on, like, the last five episodes or something? Anyway, Gen assures Kirk and Birgitte that it's going to be subtle.
Vern's teasing his team about using colours like dark red or burgundy. Samm says that their friends would like earthy, light, happy colours. He shows them some paint which on my screen is so light at first I can't tell if it's white, light yellow, or pale beige. In the tray it looks like a soft yellow. Vern says they're doing something special with the walls.
Gen says they're making floor-to-ceiling curtains out of white linen, and doing something special with the square windows. She shows her team some dark purple velvet which is for large floor cushions. Kirk seems unsure about that. Gen assures him that she's "not doing stripper poles" and that there's no "Viva Las Vegas." She adds, "I know you guys don't need that in your homes." She's got some other shiny violet fabric for throw pillows on the couch. She says that the couches will be covered in ivory. Perfect for people with a toddler. She says the room is ivory, creams, and greys, with a little bit of purple. Birgette likes it. The bumper to the commercial is the little girl blowing bubbles. Aw. So cute. Man, I forgot to tape What Not To Wear again. I love that show, but you'd never know it. I'd better look into some gingko biloba. Oh, and I was wrong in my recap last week about the celebrity episodes; they're not on Easter weekend. It's the weekend before. Still, I don't think we need to pile on with the new episodes all at once. On the other hand...do I really want the season to drag into July? No, I do not.