I know it seems like I’m on vacation AGAIN! Because I am. . . with my adorable nephews in Disneyland this week. However, this vacation (which included a three day cruise from Vancouver to LA) was booked months ago.
It’s Markus (6) and William (8) first time in Disneyland and Terreeia and I didn’t want to miss it!
Maria & Markus
A while ago, someone sent me this article on Disney’s Go Away Green that I posted on my Facebook page, about how Disney uses several different greens to make stuff they don’t want you to see look like it’s almost not there at all.
Can you spot the green that’s designed to disappear?
I always bring a paint fan deck with me everywhere I go, this time I brought a Pratt & Lambert deck (where I’m a design guild member) because it’s smaller than the other ones (easier to carry around) and it has lots of good greens to choose from.
Here the lamp post was a traditional forest green but the rest of the post was painted out a blue green colour.
P&L Misty Moors 19-22
Again, the greens are split on this post on the right.
Speakers and fire hydrants were also this shade of blue-green throughout the park. I guess Disney employees know where they are so they don’t need to be bright red!
We got on the train that goes around the park in Disneyland and I noticed that the fence here was painted a muddy brown/green shade. It draws the eye up to the styled clothesline instead. This shade was all over the park.
P&L Otter 9-17
What disappears here? It’s very hard to see it.
The garbage cans were painted to coordinate with whatever the theme was around them. Obviously, it’s important to be able to see them so that they can be used!
You have to look hard to see these speakers!
Here the bridge and fence on either side of the forest green fence were different colours but this fence blended right into the evergreens growing right beside it.
P&L Robinhood Green 21-18
Here the binoculars blend in with the stone wall. It’s hard to say if these were designed to disappear but they certainly don’t stand out.
P&L Bayberry 14-23
Here’s a similar colour on a brick wall. A lovely neutral backdrop against the green ivy and trees.
And here’s the Splash Mountain picture! You don’t see me here because I opted out of this one, Terreeia’s in orange at the top, she loves anything to do with water (Pisces baby), then Elizabeth holding onto William who never wants to go near this ride again! Bill, holding onto Markus who loved it and is going back today!
Alright my lovelies, who is going to the paint store ASAP for some go-away green and what on the exterior of your house needs to be painted so that it disappears?
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