“Sometimes it’s hard to tell”
Lovely story in yesterday’s Notebook column by Sue Cameron in the Financial Times (registration):
Last week it was revealed that £55,000 was spent in the summer redecorating Downing Street though when I inquired I was told that the state rooms look no different. Yet sometimes it’s hard to tell. When Labour’s Alistair Darling was at Number 11 the hall was due to be painted. The Darlings asked when the work would start and were told it had already been done. They thought it looked the same as ever – decidedly “tired”. They discovered that the shade of paint used was called “Drab”.
There really is a paint colour called “Drab” (Dulux sample, right).Tagged in: alistair darling, interior decoration
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