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Occasional series reproducing press releases for no reason, with no attempt at rewriting or local angle. This time, blue is the colour, green isn't

Published on September 20th 2010.




“People living in blue houses are more successful than those living in homes painted any other colour, it was revealed yesterday.

The average professional living in a blue-painted house earns an impressive £38,000-a year and drives an Audi TT to work.

He or she takes 27 days annual leave a year and treats themselves to at least two holidays abroad to exotic locations such as Barbados or the Maldives.

The poll, conducted by Sandtex Paints of 3,000 homeowners, reveals that 23 per cent of people in blue houses have already worked their way up to Director level at work.

A further 31 per cent are proud to call themselves 'manager' or a job title of similar status.

And most of these professionals have at least three members of staff working beneath them.

Blue homeowners will have already achieved two significant promotions to date in their high-flying career.

And if they haven't chosen the legal route, they are likely to work in the health service (11 per cent) or in education (nine per cent).

A third of folk are proud to say they are at the top of their game, whilst the remainder are keen to work their way up the career ladder.

In addition to maintaining a successful career, people living in a blue house even do well on a personal level.

The average blue homeowner is in a long term relationship, has two children and four really close friends.

Fourteen per cent use some of their hard earned cash to pay for a cook to help out when guests are round, 11 per cent have a regular cleaner, and eight per cent have a nanny to help with the children.

Whilst a quarter of these people are so busy successfully managing a good career and family life, they always get outside help for DIY.

Victoria Jones, spokesperson for Sandtex Paints, said: ''It is incredible to think that the colour of your house

could have any bearing on how successful you are in your career or at home.

''This poll certainly demonstrates that people decorate their houses differently depending on how they are doing in their professional and personal life.''

In contrast, the poll reveals that people living in green houses are the worst off - earning just £13,100 annually.

Unfortunately, green homeowners are likely to work in retail or wholesale, and drive around in a second hand Ford Mondeo or Volkswagon Golf.

The majority of people in green house have left school after completing their A Levels and 63 per cent admit they are nowhere near the top of their game.

But despite working in an 'unskilled' job, the average person in retail has achieve at least two promotions to date and enjoys 20 days holiday a year.

And although they are not particularly wealthy, green homeowners still say they are quite happy with life, their family, and their relationships - giving themselves six out of 10.

Sandtex spokesperson Victoria Jones added: ''It just goes to show that money isn't the be all and end all, sometimes happiness is defined by the people around you and the friends you make along the way.''


Magnolia... £23,100


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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Concerned Owner-OccupierSeptember 30th 2009.

Actually I'm relatively well-off. I have always thought that painting brickwork was awfully common.

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2009.

There is nothing down for you then.

Professor ChucklebuttySeptember 30th 2009.

It suggests to me that Balamory's PC Plum should stop sniffing around Miss Hulie in her green house or Susie Sweet in the Red House or even Archie in his Pink House. He needs to get a grip of Edie McCreadie who not only lives in The Blue House, but owns an extensive transport business.

Concerned Owner occupierSeptember 30th 2009.

My house isn't painted at all.

AnonymousSeptember 30th 2009.

I find that remarkable. I just don't know what my remark is.

plastermanSeptember 30th 2009.

pebbledash it and have all the colours you fancy in the stones. There, sorted, you can be well off, or not depending on what day it is, or what mood your in.

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