Raise your hand if you have a big opinion.
Please come sit by me.
See, here’s the thing—we bought this house. You can read all about the story behind the house and our move and a my new/old living room and staircases and waiting for Santa Claus here.
I need your help.
You didn’t really think I was going to paint this thing without checking in with you, did you?
I’ve spent the past week looking high and low for the perfect exterior gray paint colors. I’ve squinted. I’ve painted swatches. I’ve looked at the paint colors until my eyes are glazing over.
I’ve narrowed it down to six.
That’s where you come in.
Here’s the exterior of the home.
And here’s the plan.
I want to paint it a medium gray with white trim and then add black and white awnings over the four front windows. The black wrought iron will stay. The columns will stay. The brick steps will stay, but there will be new bricks on the porch. Also, that tiny room over the bay window (where the Christmas tree goes) will be copper. It’s kind of already copper now—it just needs a little help.
Can you see it?
Are you with me?
Here’s what I’ve narrowed it down to.
I’m looking for a gray (hell0 captain obvious).
I’m leaning towards one, but this is a GIANT decision.
This is a paint color I’m going to wake up to for years to come.
That’s why I’m asking for help from some of my favorite people on the planet.
Here’s a closer look at each of the paint colors without the yellow background of the house.
SW 7746 Rushing River
SW 7655 Stamped Concrete
(total aside: this is the color I painted the upstairs wood floor at the farmhouse)
SW 7669 Summit Gray
SW 2849 Westchester Gray
SW 7067 Cityscape
SW 0077 Classic French Gray
That is a lot of beautiful, wonderful, amazing, gray.
There are dark grays and light grays and grays with khaki and grays with blue.
So many paint colors, so little time.
Now’s where that opinion comes in….
….which one would you choose?
PS My house and I thank you. 🙂