Well, all that's about to change. I've been wanting a new paint color since the homeowners to the west of me painted their house tan a couple of years ago, but when the owner of the house to the east of me painted his house tan a few weeks ago, my plans moved into high gear. The painters are outside scraping the house as we speak.
Now comes the hard part. I have a roof that appears a soft, muted brown if you're just driving by, but if you stand in the yard and look closely, you'll see that it's a subtle combination of grayish brown with a touch of rusty brown. I want the house to be a dark grayish green with brown undertones. With an orange door. My parents had friends in the mid-1950s with a great mid-century ranch painted those colors, and even as a child, I thought their house was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
Luckily, the door paint wasn't difficult to choose. I'm going with a color called Copper Mountain. But do you know how many dark grayish greens with brown undertones there are on the market? There's Rosemary or Thunderous or Cast Iron or Eclipse; there's Dried Thyme, Messenger Bag, Garden Gate or High Tea. And about a bazillion more.
What will it be? Stay tuned, because these guys work fast!