THERE I was in what is, next to being outdoors, and next to being in Heaven - my bestest place ever. The Paint Sample section!
I remember back in the day when there was a choice of white or antique white paint for walls. What a move forward it was to be offered an actual choice of white - from cool whites to warm whites with a true white. How modern that was.
The thinking was that walls were the canvas around which a room was planned. Canvas as in gessoed canvas. Color was in pillows and wallpaper.
Then one day came the tiny samples of maybe, three tentative blues or pinks.
And here we are today with what seems like miles and miles of wall to wall color in the sample section. I never walk out of HD without a handful of samples. It makes me happy to know that, if I were to have 100 rooms, I would be able to color coordinate each of them in a completely different palette.