June 28, 2010Trim, Trim, Trim – Choosing Paint For Our House
Tom and I were ridiculously busy this weekend, as always. Truthfully, it is kind of a relief when Monday comes and I can scuttle back to the safety of my computer and my writing deadlines. I love Tom dearly, but sometimes he is exhausting! 🙂
One of the many goals for this weekend was to pick out and buy paint for the trim on our brick ranch. As you can see, the original (awesome) yellowish brick of our house was “stained” a cream color a few years back, and everything that wasn’t brick was painted various shades of purple. Well, we aren’t very fond of purple, so another color is in order. Or several other colors, actually.
Our first choices were some that we had used with great success inside the house. Sherwin Williams Sycamore Tan, Caribbean Coral and Fairfax Brown from the Suburban Modern Collection.
Those didn’t work out too well. The Coral was too melon-y, and Sycamore Tan was too close to the brick stain. The brown was just too dark with both of those.
Here is a second attempt with a few other colors. Tom was out painting, repainting, washing brushes and making judgements. I sat in the chair most of the time. See? Exhausting.
We added Harvest Gold, Avocado, Plymouth Green and Rookwood Terra Cotta to the mix. All were still from the Suburban Modern palette, except for Rookwood Terra Cotta, which was (embarrassingly) from the Victorian Color palette.
We tried many colors in many spots. Tom washed a lot of brushes.
And finally (!!!) I think we have decided on the Fairfax Brown and Rookwood Terra Cotta. The brown is still drying in this photo. It actually dries pretty dark.
What do you think, guys? Good choices?