I’VE GOT GOOD NEWS and bad news.
You might have heard me rant a time or two about the beigeness of Kamloops, a condition caused by myopic planners able to see only “earth tones.”
That’s the good news. The bad news is that the new colours of choice are grey and greige. A variant of the original affliction.
All one has to do is take a look at the many new apartment blocks and office buildings under construction or in the works. Grey and greige everywhere. Grey siding, grey bricks, grey facades.
Very earthy. Apparently, adding a few horse-bun coloured panels or alcoves here and there represents a daring splash of colour. Talk about breaking new ground.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.