Monday, June 13, 2016

Picking Exterior Paint

We are set to close in 14 days!  Woo hoo!

I am starting to feel the pressure of the decisions that need to be made.  Before we can move in there are certain things that must be done- inside/outside paint, replacing window panes, all new flooring, kitchen, finishing the basement, moving the laundry room upstairs and installing a pantry in it's former place.  Other cosmetic things like replacing dated switchplates and door hardware can wait, and renovating the bathrooms will have to wait for the budget to replenish.

Originally, we planned to hold off on exterior paint.  The home inspection turned up some exterior issues, though, and repainting was bumped up the list.

Here is the front view of the house as it currently stands.  The cream color is nice but we definitely want to go with something darker to have the trim pop.

Here are some of the color options I'm considering, all Sherwin Williams colors because they have a fun color tool to play with.

Gray Shingle:

 Halcyon Green:  This one had been my favorite judging off of homes I've seen on Pinterest, but it looks a little too light here.

This is one shade darker, Jasper Stone, which I prefer:

And one step darker still is the beautiful Labradorite:

Naval makes me swoon, but I am not sure the HOA will allow going this dark.  


One step lighter, Tranquil Aqua- perhaps not tranquil enough.

Lastly, Underseas.

So we definitely like blues and greens.  I truly love gray as well, but with the roof color being a medium gray I am worried about the house being too uniform.  Looking back over these, I think it is Jasper Stone and Naval that really get my heart beating.  I'd love to hear any opinions or alternative suggestions, though!