Narrowing down our exterior color

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hi Everyone. A while back I posted about our exterior color scheme. Well spring is coming and it's time to narrow things down. I had mostly decided upon a dark blue/green and have been looking at some swatches on the house.  This was what I had kind of narrowed it down to.

And here are some of the swatches (leaning toward the middle right).

Then Scott and I went up to the Berkshires last weekend. There are lots of Victorian homes up there and I saw one that was this pinky peach color and thought to myself, that could be so fun. Here is a photo of it on a drive by (cloudy skies made the color read more yellow in the photo).

I've always been drawn to houses that are painted that sort of salmon color. Especially in conjunction with dark green. I think it's a very southern combination. Here are some concept photos.



The problem is our house doesn't have shutters. And as you can see in these photos, dark window sashes help to contrast against the light house color and light trim.  But we've already talked about how I can't paint my sashes dark because we have light colored storm windows I can't paint.  Doh!  It always comes back to that. Plus, most of these houses have a 3-4 color scheme going on. And I think our house needs at least five colors. Which made me realize that I think I need another more bold accent color anyways. We have the dark blue/green on the house, white on the trim, a minty green on the paneled area, rust on some of the other cutout trim, but there are some other small trim areas that need yet another color. Enter the peachy pink. Sort of a lighter version of the rust.  Here is the new palette I'm thinking (btw, every time I formatted the below image the mint green turned into a hi-lighter green - ack!).

And how it might look executed on the house.

What do you think?  Too crazy?  Too much going on?

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