Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feeling Blue? Try Washington Gray

As if I don't get enough of gray all winter, I'm planning to paint my house this spring and have picked out a color called 'Manatee Gray.' I'm rethinking my choice now though, since I learned from the Washington State Department of Transportation of a color called 'Washington Gray.' Little did I know, but concrete comes in all colors, so when a bridge or other infrastructure item is complete, it's usually painted Washington Grey, but sometimes Mt. St. Helens Gray or Cascade Green, if the department is feeling really crazy.

So why paint a giant structure? The WSDOT blog has the answer.

4 comments:

Ali said...

I do love Grey. All shades, it's the Washington Rainbow.

vanillajane said...

I heard yellow houses get the best and quickest sale prices. I never thought I liked yellow much until I noticed how sun-shiny it looks. Flowers look really nice against a yellow house, too. Not lemon yellow, but a light yellow.

SRTC Staff said...

Yep, this is still a transportation blog. Just in case no one noticed :)

vanillajane said...

Man. OK. So I should have added the, "although I wouldn't recommend yellow for an overpass."

Because it just wouldn't look right.

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