Monday, February 1, 2010

Somebody Should Invent That

This weekend while chatting with some acquaintances, the subject of paint came up. They mentioned that they had heard that color-changing wall paint was on the horizon.

Curious, I got online and searched.  I found this from Alsa Corp:  Eclipse wall paint is heat-sensitive.  Remember those t-shirts back in the early 90s?  That’s what this reminds me of.  Interesting concept as a wall paint, but I’m not loving the color, and at $349 a gallon, I’m wondering how popular it would be.  In fact, I couldn’t find Eclipse on the actual Alsa website (and it appears that the last update to the website was 2008), so I’m wondering if it’s still available.


I also found this wallpaper which works on the same premise.  The flowers bloom and fade as the room temperature changes.  If I was forced to make the choice, I’d for sure choose the wallpaper over the puce paint, but it’s still not really my thing.


Back to the original idea the couple was telling me about.  They said that it was computerized and through probes on your wall, you could choose the wall color.  I can’t really figure out how that would work, although I don’t doubt it may be available one day.

Imagine the possibilities!  What if the whole Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams color palette was computerized, and by simply choosing a color (and probably paying online) and pushing a few buttons, Bam!  Your walls instantly go from Whole Wheat to Svelt Sage.

That’s just crazy talk, people!  One of you inventor-types should get on that right away.  I won’t charge you for giving you the idea if you give me free access!


~Crystal~ said...

That would be so awesome! I'd love to change my wall color at the touch of a button to, say a nice deep red for the holidays, or a pale sage for summer. Love the idea, they better get on it ;)

Miss Anne said...

you're a genius.
utter genius.
get on it!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That IS a cool idea! I hate would be so awesome to change the look of a room by pressing a button. :)

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

I definitely like the wall paper way better than the paint. I'd put it in my bathroom! Go in for a shower with just leaves and emerge with "fresh" blooms! ;)

LuLu said...

it's wild to think of the possibilities!

Meg said...

I usually stalk you site, but holy crap--$350 a gallon is nuts! It would definitely be way neat. :)

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

I ADORE SVELTE SAGE!! 90% of my house is Svelte Sage!!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

OMG that wallpaper is gorgeous and awesome!