Sunday, January 18, 2015

What color to paint the house?

Being part of an association has it's pluses, and minuses.

FL lake house inspired by Something's Gotta Give beach house. From Hooked on Houses. Sleeping porch above porch.

 One plus for me, is I get to pick my paint color!
 Not so fast. It has to be from the approved pallet. Okay, I can live
with that. A few other rules, like I can't have the same color as my neighbor. Okay, I can
live with that one too.
As we all have seen by now that the house has a Cape Cod look and I'm changing it
to a Hampton look. I have a gray color now and I need a change. So I'm looking for 
a natural neutral. Just my luck...we have one in the approved pallet.
Lucky me!!!

John Morris Architect | Outdoor Shower

Not quite the weathered natural brown, but a lighter color, like these shown here.

Garage doors are great.

I just love the detail of the trim work here. And the garage doors are perfection.
I'll be covering that one in a post down the road....

Mark D. Sikes: Chic People, Glamorous Places, Stylish Things

 I couldn't resist here. I adore the feeling of this patio done by one of my
favorite designers. Does it get any better than this?
Can you tell who it is?

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  1. Sharon...your vision is coming together the colors and the feel...cant wait to see it!

  2. I love the shingle style look of these homes too. Besides the natural look of the cedar shakes, I think a light greige color is beautiful. Cant wait to see the finished project!


    1. Hi Fabiana,
      I need your help!!! I'm going to email you....

    2. Hi Fabiana,
      I need your help!!! I'm going to email you....

  3. Hi Sharon, I love your taste and I can't wait to see what you do with the paint color. I would love to re-paint our home but there are so many other projects ahead of that one. By the way, I love your blog and I just added you to my blog roll so I can keep up with your posts. I'm so happy to learn you are a fellow SoCal blogger.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      So happy to hear that! FYI Lulu and Georgia is having a pop up sale this weekend. Last year it was great. The info is on the web site