So many to choose from
Three samples and one gallon later, I've finally decided on a color for the bedroom walls, Napery: a warm, pale yellow.
It's an appropriate name, napery, though I did have to consult the dictionary to be sure. Napery are household linens, most often used to refer to table linens ... napkins and tablecloths.
Finding the right color was difficult, but sorting through the names assigned to paint colors added an unexpected layer of indecision.
Would you want to use paint in your living room the color of Windchill, or worse, Unraveled? Not me. I'd rather go with Contented, Celestial Skies, Melodious, Peekaboo Coral, or Shiny Penny ... though Turning Pointe may be a good choice if that's what you're after.
So many adjectives to describe paint. It reminds me how many words there are to choose from ... so many words waiting to be used.
If you find your writing is flat (uninspired, ordinary, repetitive, or mundane), up your word game. Grab the thesaurus or use an online version and find a word that better suits (conveys, illustrates, depicts, expounds on) what you're trying to say.
Not with multi-syllabic or fancy-schmancy words, but words that are concise. Words that help you say what you want to say in a way that delights (enthralls, satisfies) your readers.
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