In another case of having too much time to think about it I am now questioning my exterior paint colours. What did I say before, it’s easier on The Block when you have no time to question yourself! I do still love the original colour scheme I chose, but am wondering if it will look more elegant to have a bit of depth in the colour. The trouble is, I keep seeing gorgeous houses with colour schemes that I love, but then I can’t decide which one I love the most! So I need your help….
I definitely want to go with Colorbond Shale Grey on the roof, as I like a lighter roof. I am also set on white trims, windows and veranda pails, and a black door. So it’s really just the cladding I am tossing up about. Here are my favourite three options.
This is the lightest option and the choice I went with first. It looks slightly grey in the swatch but comes out a lot whiter when it’s painted. It is a classic choice for a weatherboard house and will be white and bright. It will feel beachy and fresh and will have a little bit of contrast with the trims but not a lot.
There are an endless choice of colours in the greige tones, which is not helping my decision making at all. I do really like this shade though and think it looks less beachy and more inner city elegant that the Surfmist. But which shade to choose! Some have more green undertones, some grey and some brown so getting it right is crucial and it’s impossible to know how it will look in the light until it’s on. I also like that this deeper colour has more contrast with the trims. I think this is the front runner at the moment.
There is a grey and white house with a black door near my house that is so gorgeous it makes me happy every time I look at it. It looks like it belongs in London and is so elegant and sophisticated. However you have to get the right shade of grey or it can look cold and drab. I like a warm grey, heading more towards the greige shade and think I like grey better for render than for weatherboard. Which is why I wonder if greige is my best bet. Can you see why I can’t decide?!
There are just too many beautiful houses to be inspired by, thank you Pinterest. You can check out my Pinterest I love Weatherboards board to see all these photos and many more. I’d love to hear your opinions! In the meantime I will keep looking at colour swatches and lovely houses and agonizing over it all. I guess there are worse problems to have!