I moved into my new place last Tuesday. Then I spent several days back in New York. When I returned yesterday afternoon, I thought my kitchen looked weird. For a moment, I thought someone had come in and redone the countertops while I was away. They seemed so . . . white. It was then that I realized the silver lining to the Harvest Gold countertops I lived with in my Manhattan apartment for 14 and a half years: just about anything else looks amazing in comparison!
This seems like a fine time to inquire, once again, why a kitchen done in the mid-eighties at the EARLIEST had Harvest Gold anything? When I moved in, I also had a Harvest Gold stove and dishwasher. Happily for me, the dishwasher had a panel that could be flipped from Harvest Gold on one side to white on the other. And the stove died a few years into my occupancy and was replaced by a white one. I am sure that Harvest Gold and Avocado Green are all retro and cool now, but I thought they were ugly in the 1970′s and I think they are ugly today and I feel confident that nothing and no one can change my mind on this particular subject.
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