Before Corey and I painted our front door yellow, we called the color of our trim gray.
Afterwards? It’s pretty damn blue, if you ask me. It contrasts nicely with our yellow front door, but if I’m being honest with you, we cannot stand the color of the trim.
In fact, the yellow door is pretty much the only part of the exterior of our house that we really like. I like the brick color, but Corey isn’t a huge fan, and we both agree that the rest of the house is in desperate need of a good paint job. It is obvious that the previous homeowners tried to paint the house themselves (both by the glaring mistakes and the two giant tubs of house-colored paint we have in the workshop) and they didn’t do a good job – which doesn’t surprise us, based on the quality of the paint jobs we’ve seen inside the house. There are giant drips, places were there is paint where there shouldn’t be, and tons of places where the paint is cracked and peeling off.
Painting the house is definitely a project we plan to tackle ourselves (and hopefully do a better job than the previous homeowners) but it’s something we’re dreading because it’s going to be a huge job! We plan to take the weird, tan-ish, gray-ish color on the sideboard part of the house and make it a nice deep gray, and get rid of the ugly blue trim and make it a nice, crisp white. Our bricks are gray, so I think the new colors will play nicely with the brick on the house and will make the house look a bit more put-together and a lot less like the colors were picked straight out of the “oops” section at the hardware store.
Now if only we could build up the energy to actually paint the house – just thinking about it makes me want to take a nap.
If you were repainting your house, what colors would you choose?
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