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???



5 comments:

Debra said...

What are some of the other colors used for houses then? What about a blue? I will do some research and see. . .

TNgrammy said...

Maybe simple is the best way to go. I like the reddish with white....

Molly D said...

I like reddish, but I might want something to contrast slightly with the chimney brick. As for a third color, you really don't have the roofline/fascia trim for a third color. You should look at the HGTV or TLC website for their curb appeal episodes. They always pick colors and explain why... Personally. I like the reddish, but would probably go with something more of a deep taupe.

2W3 said...

I would go with a dark gray or gray-blue with contrasting white. This gives you some contrast from the chimney and foliage, as well as allows the trim to pop. It also does not compromise the period feel you tried so hard to keep.

Molly D said...

And the decision..... ?