Tuesday, March 13, 2012

warm weather= exterior painting

i need a distraction these days... and warmer weather is upon us...which has me thinking about painting the exterior of the house. the green & yellow just ain't cutting it for me anymore, it sticks out like a soar thumb on my street of all white houses. not likely to blend in, i have the colors all picked out and they are fun, very bungalowish i suppose...but they don't look the same on my computer screen as they do in my color wheel??? if you click on the house image you can see where the colors will be going (sorry it's so small on the screen)...

body: benjamin moore horizon gray 2141-50
despite it's name (or the ugly tan color it looks on my screen), it's a gray with very subtle green undertone, very neutral. once i figure out what plants/shrubs i actually have surrounding the house (and what i'd like to add) i think this will be a nice back drop for the plantings to 'pop' against. side note, my mother hates that word 'pop', as well as 'punch', 'splash', and anything relating to an accent color usually. ha!

trim & windows: benjamin moore navajo white oc-95

this looks very pinky on my screen, but i assure you it's not, it's just a softer version of a white to go with the body color. i think it'll look gorgeous on the square tapered columns with oil rubbed bronze house numbers on them, don't you?

front & rear door: benjamin moore plum royal 2070-20
originally i was thinking about a red door, but i have a client who has a deep purple door and i LOVE it. it's unexpected and fun.

that hideous metal stair rail will be painted out black and i'm going to add a new oil rubbed bronze wall mounted mail box and house numbers...accessorizing your house is as important as accessorizing your outfits, right?

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