Wednesday, October 20, 2010

exploring the options

It is such a rainy day here in Greensboro. Perfect for painting...
Ok, maybe not. But perfect for thinking about painting.
front porch guards
As I've mentioned a time or two, at the top of our home's long punch list is a new exterior color scheme. The one now is ok, but we're no shrinking violets when it comes to color...we've gotta add some punch.
yardbarns
A few weeks ago, Edgar and I tested out our initial ideas on what was a mess of a yard barn. This was helpful, except for the fact the proportions are so different from the house, where there would only be a small dose of yellow.
frontporchblue
There would be opportunity to change the door color over time:
Or maybe even paint the recessed entry white...
frontporchwhite
Up next, something a little less blue. Perhaps a little more like this painting from a while back.
yellowblackpainting
or those gorgeous Kentucky barns...
shaker village at pleasant hill
This experiment turned out a bit eggplant...but, I kinda like it.
frontporcheggplant
and another...
frontporchblack
Phew, that's a lot of painting for one day. I think I'll save the ultimate decision for another day...in the meantime, feel free to weigh in while I take a nap!

12 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I like the colors on the yellow door with the recessed white. I think they're just smashing!

Debbie said...

i think you know my pick [considering my obsession with purple]- the eggplant + yellow wins my vote!

Helen Ström said...

I think eggplant is my favourit for the walls... about the door I not sure about that yellow though... But it work wonderfully on the barn on which I also like the combination of colors wall and door. So those two wallcolors are my picks.
Hope nap was good!
And thanks for your comment on my blog, it helps to keep me working on it. : )

MoolyBee said...

I l-o-v-e the dark blue on the house! If you paint the recess white, and then one of the poppy door colors (green), it'll make that area very inviting and welcoming. I have that same shade of green on the inside of a little work binder - fun to pick up and work!

TeresaR said...

I think eggplant and yellow is pretty nice too, although that purple door is doing something great! *giggle* at your guard dogs!

DeVona said...

I really like the white recessed area: the last choice posted wins my vote! It's easy to decide for other people- harder when it's your own! Good luck and happy painting!

gnomeangel said...

You have the worlds cutest garden shed. Love the colour schemes. Seriously don't know how you'll choose, they all look good.

Frank Zweegers said...

Great idea to choose the colour of the door. I personaly like the purple one - is very stylish. Looking forward to see your choice :)

Jen said...

Wow, these colors are so cool. I love the barn. I love either a purple or yellow door. They are so pretty!

little *e* said...

oh i think that the first option with the navy-ish blue house and the yellow door with the white trim is the best!
although the eggplant is stylish, i think you may get sick of it. blue is more classic and changing a door is alot easier than the whole house!!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Love the painting from awhile back...cute "guard dogs"...wonderful ideas with the different colors for the door and walls...I like them all actually:)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

damn, i bloody love this blog.
i've not visited enough recently but everytime i do i fqall in love all over again.

way too many brillaint posts to comment on them all. keep up the wonderful work my friend. you are an amazing talent.