Also, I'm no botanist, but I'm pretty sure that covering a plant with paint will inhibit its ability to breathe, and thus to live.
This was a mistake.
Had I not googled "spray-painted succulents," I never would have known that there is, in fact, a whole cadre of online craftspeople and wedding planners who are positively bursting with enthusiasm at the idea of defacing these drought-tolerant gems of the plant world. I would have remained innocent, optimistic, naive. But no more. Since misery loves company (and since I can't feel adequately aghast unless others are aghast, too), I'll share some of my least favorites.
To the left, you can see the dubious creation of whoever writes momadvice.com. She advises that painting succulents can add a "pop of color" to plants.
Uhhh... Sure it does. In much the same way that the gentleman to the lower right added a "pop of color" to his face. Or that unwanted graffiti adds a "pop of color" to downtown buildings.
Here are some others that I hate.