Earlier this summer 13 AND 1 ran a contest for a pint of Counrty Chic Paint. Customers and visitors were asked to fill out a ballot with what their ideal colour of Warkworth is.
Reading the responses was an amazing experience. Colours were picked that never crossed my mind and once I thought about it, all I saw was that colour.
The name that I drew, chose "Lilac" as a colour of Warkworth. Lilac/Purple was a very close second to the winning colour. Lilac was a hit because of the Lilac Festival, the purple haze of a spring sun rise and my store colour might have influenced some votes.
The number one colour that was chosen was YELLOW!
Many people had conversations about why they decided upon their colour with myself, my daughters and other customers. Some say it is because Warkworth is so cheerful and happy. Even on a rainy day, store owners and visitors are a ray of sunshine.
But.... an overwhelming amount of people say it is because of the local coffee shop, OUR LUCKY STARS! A local landmark and a daily stop for many each morning.
Our Lucky Stars facade is painted black, the window signs are black, but once the awning is open, vivid yellow greets you. Definitely a perk-you-up kinda colour.
So there you have it. They story behind the new colour that will be coming soon to 13&1! It seemed only appropriate to call the colour "Mornings on Main" when so many people start their days here.
Don't forget to sign up for sep. 28 create a crate workshop!
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.