I didn’t even see that chartreuse-y yellow when I took this photo. So this is yet another cropping revelation. I almost typed ‘relevation,’ which is a spoonerism of a sort that I have enjoyed for many years. ‘Relevate’ sounds a little like levitate. So maybe a ‘relevation’ is a higher revelation? A spiritual one, perhaps?
Anyway, this color combination reminds me of the kitchen floor in the house I grew up in. My mom called it Chinese red and chartreuse; she also called it impossibly ugly. (It was mostly chartreuse with a foot-wide border of the dullest dark red!) She kept hoping it would wear out. It was linoleum, the real thing, and virtually indestructible. I once saw her drop a huge hot skillet on it; she said she wished it would burn/mar it so she wouldn’t feel guilty replacing a perfectly good floor! The cabinets in the kitchen were painted lemon yellow and the table was typical ’50s Formica, speckled gray and tan and white. A very wonky color scheme and very cosy in its homeliness.
That floor never did wear out, but she had a ‘relevation’ and eventually replaced it anyway. Nature’s own chartreuse and red is a much lovelier combination!