I have been wondering how other people decide on the colour of their homes. We have painted each of our two previous houses in very different ways.
The first home we bought was built in 1929 so we chose colours that were popular then. In fact we scraped back the various layers until we discovered the original colours: cream & dark green. It looked just right when it was finished.
The next house was a sandy coloured brick and the house lacked something until we changed the trim to lovely shades of blue. The terracotta tiles on the roof finished it off beautifully. When the echium were in bloom it was a picture.
I have always disliked the colour (milk chocolate & mint green) of the home we live in now but it is such an important decision - choosing the right colours - that we have only just started painting the outside.
We have chosen a dulux colour, Oyster Linen, for the weather boards. The window frames will be charcoal grey (I haven't settled on the exact colour yet). The verandah floor will be red, with a suggestion of brown: again I have to settle on the exact colour.
We chose these colours because the soft, light coloured weatherboards look clean and crisp, the grey and the red are colours that we see in our garden and the birds that visit us.
I would be interested to know how others choose the colours and whether they enjoy doing the painting. It is one of my favourite things to do. Of course while I am painting there is not much time for stitching.