Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Which color would you choose?

Oh My Dears, I can say that I unequivocally detest picking paint colors. Especially for something as big and important as the exterior of one's abode.

But pick we must. The house needs painting.

Brick is a hard color to match. The house is currently a nice dark brown but coupled with the dark brown undertones of the makes for a lot o' brown.

So we're pondering other options.

We did some driving around in the lovely old neighborhoods of Seattle, seeing what other people have selected to complement their brick houses.

Cream/white is probably the most popular. We saw a lot of white trim.

Brick red is probably the second most popular. But that would be a LOT of red. Plus a big red garage. Not feeling it.

We also saw a lot of blue. More muted than this example, however.

Surprisingly, a nice jade green was also in evidence on several houses. It was used more as a trim color, however, not as a big secondary color. you can't see it in this photo but we've got a few portions of the upper story that are painted shingle. Plus an attached two car painted shingle garage. So we have to pick a color that looks good on a large surface, not just a few trim bits.

And then you have me: in typical fashion, leaning towards the boring greys.

 Not surprisingly, eh?

We'll keep you posted on painting progress.

 Once we finally decide on a color.