May 12, 2014

Housepaint Selection Drama

The test patches of paint throughout the exterior are growing. our first paint sample was a total bust. What looked like a lovely warm gray on the card appeared as mint green on the house. Mint green is exactly the opposite of the color palette we're going for.

That was a bummer, so we tried a few more colors - this time much richer colors with no green. Those turned out ok - the gray is very nice but might look a little bland on a foggy day. And the trim ("Black bean") is very bold, but a little too brown.

We are on the third batch of test colors/trips to the paint store. I don't even know - they are starting to blend together. I like them all the same. I've done lots of Pinterest research, but unless they list exact color codes and brands, it's all the more confusing. We'll keep at it!