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Thursday, September 20, 2012

What Colors Should We Paint Our House?

So this is the outside of our house...
 For awhile there that yellow paint was charming. Except now the paint is majorlllly chipping and we've decided to do something about it. We're going to stucco the house a light tan/beige color, and do our best to make it look more modern, but maintain a little of that 1960s "charm" (I use the word charm loosely because I'm not really sure how charming the exterior of the house is hehe).

I love pops of color, and I plan on making our front door pop. I'm thinking a green, blue, or red door. (Okay I was throwing around the idea of an orange door but Nadav quickly nixed that... boys). We're also discussing purchasing new shutters and painting them white or a different color that will complement the door color.

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I'm loving this color scheme, and I think it fits our beachy home quite well. ;) I think a tan house with a blue door would be perfect.
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Buttt I also really love a tan/beige house with a green front door....
Image from Juxtapost
Decisions Decisions...

Now my oh so smart blogger friends,
what color(s) do YOU think we should choose?

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We have completely renovated the interior of the house. Check out the changes we've made here :)
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27 comments:

Robyn said...

ohh-i won't be helpful-as i think the yellow is really nice. but the grey and green is great too

SEL said...

I love the options you posted. I've also always LOVED the classiness of a grey (a darker shade, not light) and a red door. It's so classy chic, IMO.

Shannon said...

I'm all for orange or blue! I think orange would be different and it would def stand out. :)

Megan Nash said...

I love the colors you have chosen. I think a blue or green door would be cute. Your house would stand out. Orange would have been really awesome. Ugh men haha

Cara-Mia said...

Love the beachy color scheme. Although you know me, I do love mint colored houses. ;)

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

go with your gut. go blue, like a turquoisey blue!

christin said...

sand colored house, orange door. boom!

Alyssa Ann said...

I love love LOVE the beach inspiration colors! I would say definitely a blue door and white shutters with the tan exterior!

Amira said...

I love your inspiration colors! Tans and blues :-) I can picture that bright blue door now and I love it! :-)

thedailysarahjane said...

i LOVE the idea of a tan or gray house with a gorgeous blue door! that's exactly what i picture a california house to look like :)

Gina said...

yes, i love that color palette and think it would look amazing! also, sometimes I wish I just had my own house. I love my husband but he doesn't get things like orange doors either :).

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

For a tan house, I think a teal or marine blue door would look great!

And yes. Your house IS charming!

Ash said...

well.... i definitely think a green door is more YOU- but then what color would the shutters be?

because i can't answer that question, it might be safer to go with a blue or red door..??? i don't know- we want to repaint our house (eventually) and LORD- if i thought picking interior colors was tough.....




also.... i think an orange door would look DIVINE! i think nadav gets vetoed on this one...

Lisamarie said...

Tammy your house is so cute! I love the green door idea as well.

Magan said...

I absolutely love a tan or gray house! These colors are so charming and soothing at the same time. I also love the pop of color in a blue/teal door or red! Tan and blue or gray and red are my faves :) Since you're going with tan then I think that teal/turquoise color in your swatch is fab!

Megan said...

Love that green door---so I say, go green!

Olivia.Dee said...

i say bright teal or green. and whenever this happens... can i help!? i retardedly love painting. dont ask... just accept me :)

ruthy ann said...

i'm in love with red doors...but i really like that green one!

Jessica Belnap said...

I think grey with white trim always looks so classy. Can't go wrong and plus, it will make your door pop even more!

P.s. I would push the orange door some more.

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Jessica said...

I love the yellow paint on your house! I think it does give it that charm and character! My house is a boring beige, but I wanted a pop of color too! It was white, so I painted it red. I do like the beachy colors though! Oh, and I just love your interior renovation! -Jessica L

Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

That green door! OH YES!

:)

Emily @ the Anna Delores blog said...

Loving those colors -- I vote for the turquoise blue door!

Shannon said...

How about a soft tan with a teal door? The door would give a nice pop of color and be very inviting. And definitely fit the beachy vibe. :)

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Devon @ TheMermaidChronicles said...

The property we manage is beige with an orange door, and I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty cute. I love that beige house with the green door. The green seems beachy, cool and calming. you can't go wrong.

Lacey in the City said...

I like the tan house and the avocado door!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love the idea of a light gray hour with a bright blue door! The beach colored theme reall suits yall!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

love the color palette you came up with! thinking about the beach I think it would be nice to come up with a blue-greenish front door to resemble to color of the sea, don´t you think?!

love it!

xo Martie

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