I’ve been sweating like crazy the past few days, painting various sample colors in my quest for a new exterior house paint color. Paint chips definitely don’t translate well. I started with these:
Now we’ve narrowed it down to these two shades of the same basic color and are heavily favoring the deeper shade (lower half.) The following two photos were taken less than an hour ago during—gasp—cloud cover. But in full sun, the (top) lighter shade is just too blinding. Among other repairs, the tattered awnings will be replaced, probably with metal ones. I didn’t scrape off any of the old paint for this experiment because it will ultimately all be powerwashed.
Also, the new paint will be a totally flat, matte finish, unlike these satin-finish samples. And there will be door/screen-door accents in the worlds of deep burgundy and mustard. Hmmm...dinner ideas.