Hello friends! How is summer treating you?
I've been spending the majority of each day behind the steering wheel, shuttling kids from swim team to tennis lessons to band camp to baseball practice, etc, etc… I'm so thankful my husband helped me plug all the activities into my iPhone calendar so I can keep track of where I'm going every day.
While driving around town is not my favorite pastime, it has been good for one thing. I am able to check out the paint colors of the houses I pass.
You see, it's time for us to have the exterior of our house painted, and I've got a big decision to make… What color??
Here's what I'm working with. (I took some of these pics in the Fall. Hence, the pumpkins :)) As you can see, we've got some brick on the front and side of the house that I'm not planning to paint. Here's a closer look…
The back of the house has a lot of wood, which makes choosing the right color very important.
I'd hate to sit outside surrounded by an unfortunate color choice :)
The house is a nice neutral that I rather like, but I have no idea what it is. It was painted by the previous owners and I don't have any old cans of it. I'd have to have a color match done.
I like the idea of trying something a little different though. I'm definitely over the green doors and shutters, so those will be changed.
I've started painting sample swatches around the house. Shown here on the house from top to bottom are BM Copley Gray, BM Bennington Gray, SW Tony Taupe, SW Intellectual Gray, SW Rare Gray and BM Chelsea Gray.
At the moment, I'm leaning towards Tony Taupe or Intellectual Gray with SW Urbane Bronze shutters. But, that is subject to change at any given moment.
I've been pinning inspiration photos like crazy, and will share those with you soon.
What do you think? Any suggestions? Do you have a favorite paint color you think I ought to try? Would love your help!
If you need me, I'll be in my car ...