Our elder son recently requested a new duvet set; like Henry Ford he stipulated that it could be any colour as long as it was black! He has also requested that when we next decorate his room he would like quite a lot of it to be black. I am worried about this request, after all black is NOT psychologically healthy is it? My son does not agree and has pointed out this is just in his nature! While he is not an emo , (or so I am informed) he does also tend to dress in blacks, greys, browns and, when he is feeling very daring, navy blue. He will not purchase any item of clothing with a logo, piping or anything that might be considered detail. He likes things plain and, if at all possible, he likes them black.
Sartorially speaking, our younger son couldn’t be more different from his brother, for a start he is interested in clothes. His wardrobe is full of patterns and colours and I frequently get asked if a particular item can be washed and ironed in time for a particular event. So I was a bit surprised when I discovered that he also approves of the black bedroom look, although his description of a more a monochrome look with black, white and gunmetal grey did sound more -er- human. So yesterday Mr M bought two black and white duvet sets -the one with checks above was rejected by elder son as “a bit too fussy” - and I suppose at some stage we will be at B&Q (reluctantly) buying tins of black paint!