And the best colour to paint your room for a sexy time is …


Everyone knows the story about painting the Forth Road Bridge (by the time the painters reach one end they have to start again at the beginning).

Here’s something I didn’t know: the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is painted in ‘International Orange’, but the US Navy originally wanted it in yellow and black stripes, to be more visible to ships.
(Incidentally, the first hard hats for construction workers were introduced for the Golden Gate Bridge. But I digress.)

Like many people, I take psychological research with a huge pinch of salt – but supposedly blue rooms bring down blood pressure and heart rate, orange rooms used to be thought to heal the lungs, red rooms increase activity and are recommended for sales offices, and green rooms are good for calming stress.

Green rooms are also supposed to stimulate the – let’s call it the marital department.  So green is a good colour for bedrooms.
(Note: GD Parvin Ltd offer a full range of green paint at very reasonable prices).

Black cars are supposed to reflect authority, black cats are lucky, but black rooms are usually best left to vampires. 
So, if you’re red with anger, purple with rage, feeling blue, in the pink or green with envy… all I can say is that it’s a good time of year to think about redecorating before winter.

To arrange a quotation, I can recommend a call to my good wife Holly, who never fails to tell me what to do and when.

All the best,

Geoff Parvin