Monday, February 7, 2011
CMR Update: Color Quandry
There was little more action at the CMR since I updated with the atrium photos late last week. Yes, there's more stone laid, but when we when visited on Saturday it was covered up with some heavy cardboard and I couldn't get a good photo.
They were also still working on sanding all the walls and ceilings, so the I'm-walking-around-inhaling-millions-of-dry-wall-particles feeling was prevalent. I'm hoping that years from now dry-wall particles will not be the asbestos of the 21st century!
This week, George the Elder and I are at a critical junction. We have selected interior paint colors together without the need for police intervention or bodily harm. My ego was a little bruised when my choice of "ladybug" was vetoed in favor of his choice of "caliente" - but I will get over it. Eventually. But now - we must choose exterior colors. This could be the hue that skews our double-rainbow.
We originally wanted to keep the house it's "original color." This is kind of a laughable objective, since the house hasn't been painted / stained in about 15 years. The "original" color is going to take a little research, as in, find the least weathered plane on the house and use that 1" sample. I think we're still leaning towards the reddish color - - but I thought I would send it out to y'all and see what you think.
If this was your little mid-century gem - - what color would you paint it? Would you still use two colors (red with the white trim on the windows) or would you do something with a third color? WWYD?
Oooh - and using the new photo loader I can make the photos EXTRA-large. Maybe that will help with inspiration???