Someday soon I’ll have to decide…

We are STILL working on the $$^%^^$% kitchen, but someday soon (as in, two, maybe three days from now? Too optimistic? Must. Believe. Despite. Reality.) we will wrap up the never-ending finish work (and let’s just fast forward past the work I have to do in the bathroom) and need to deal with the exterior.Image

We have a gray shingled roof slightly darker than the photo above, but the house is all white AND THAT’S NOT CHANGING ANYTIME SOON. (There. I told myself.) A smart friend once remarked that the nice houses she noticed on her walks had a three-color scheme going on, so I need both a secondary and tertiary color.

The garage doors are old school, not-automated, and currently window-pane painted, which I hate. At least they’re no longer mint green, but still. I will paint them a solid color and am thinking that white might be best.

That said:

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Perhaps not? And then there are actual colors to choose. Maybe a lighter gray?

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Or maybe a red door? (We don’t have shutters. Try to ignore the BRIGHT RED shutters. The online tool I was using doesn’t let me paint doors and not shutters.)

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And while the door and porch are blue now, looking at this next picture made me realize those colors make the house look dated:

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Anyone want to decide for me?

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4 thoughts on “Someday soon I’ll have to decide…

    • I looked at that post, actually (great minds think alike!) but while they have brick to ground the brightness of the door, our house is straight-up all white. When I tried the yellow door on this photo, it just didn’t work for me. I will try again, though. Maybe I just didn’t choose the right shade?

  1. Totally love the first pic best!! So first and easiest- I love the dark gray. I personally did Orange with a beige house, beige shutters and white garage- and LOVE it. But you are seriously inspiring me to paint the shutters black or dark gray!! The orange is 14 Carrots from BM- custom exterior mix. If you could add shutters- that’d be amazing. But I think just the door would be awesome. And perhaps a planter with spring blooms would go a LONNG way to add that pop of color you want.

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