Photo of the Week: Paint Colors
New shingles in less than two weeks means new shingle color in less than two weeks. The color is forest green, and the hell if I’m going to have a powder blue house with a forest green roof (can you imagine??). So that means it’s time to decide what color we’re painting the stucco and the trim. Paul and I got a few paint samples from a couple hardware stores, and last weekend I painted an area with each. If you’ve ever tried to take a photo to show a particular color, you know that it’s pretty much impossible on a digital camera, but I’ll give it a go anyway:
I used the flash on my camera to try and even out any difference in light, with only moderate success. Ultimately, both of us like the Dutch Boy (first photo) better, because the Behr green is bordering a little too much on an emerald (which is bad), and the Dutch Boy’s grey has more depth of color (which is good). Neither of which you can see in the photos, so you’ll just have to take our word for it. Before we can paint the whole house I still need to patch the stucco, which I’m not particularly looking forward to. But I am looking forward to seeing the powder blue disappear forever, so hopefully that will motivate me. What do you guys think? Any tips for painting a house?