How to play the Valspar paint swatch game

When I was a kid, I loved playing Monopoly.

It wasn’t on account of being highly competitive (ok, so maybe I was just a bit…) but more because I loved the colours spread around the board.

My favourite was always the dark indigo of Park Lane and friends (which also happen to be little goldmines, waddyaknow) and my least favourite – surprise surprise – was Old Kent Road and his chum Whitechapel Road on account of them being brown.

I also loved Cluedo because of the colourful names of the characters – I liked being Professor Plum because of my love of purple but was always rather intrigued by foxy Miss Scarlet with her blonde tresses and rouged lips (‘Who IS she? I bet she has FUN!’)

Well, I think I’ve found a new favourite colourful game.

Here’s how you play it: get a bunch of @valsparpaintuk colour swatches and lay them on a flat surface to make pretty patterns and colour combinations. That’s it. Easy, huh?

The great thing about this game is a) any number of players can play; b) it’s free (all you need is colour swatches); c) it can last as long as you want it to (quick turnaround or marathon faffing session?); and d) you can never lose (no combination is ever wrong).

It needs a name; what shall we call it?

Martha, The Colour File x

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