Orange is the new black…or gray…or brown…or beige!
Or perhaps it isn’t orange at all????
How about Navy Blue?
You are most likely wondering if I have started ‘fishing off the porch’ again with these “makes no sense” statements.
No, I am cool….or as cool as I can be when it comes to picking out paint colors.
Yes, my dear readers….I am picking out colors for Flip houses….and I would like your inputs.
The Captain and I have one house ready for outside paint…the inside is pretty much done, but the pool is a work in progress.
See pics of Flip 1’s pool stages (below link) if you missed those pics, and you will get the idea of the look of Flip 3 & 4’s back yards. 🙁
Regarding Flip 4’s exterior paint…..on a bright sunny day, this house looks a very pale blueish-green gray…depending on cloud cover. And other times it looks gray. Look at the top of the pillar on the right and you can get a hint of green or blue.
You might think at first glance, this house does not need painting, but just a good power wash….and sometimes that is the case.
However, the sides and back of this house has paint issues, so if you are going to re-paint those areas, might as well do the front too!
We are thinking of staying in the gray color field and are looking at the following grays….so many to choose from. 🙁
And what cha’ think of painting the two front doors a shade of navy blue for a pop of color? (Loyal Blue with a hint of teal, see below color swatch) Too much?
However, the doors would be the only navy blueish color….the trim should most likely be white and those little “bands” that appear on many SW Florida houses could be a little darker shade of gray. Perhaps Lazy Gray for the house color and Serious Gray (see below) for the bands around the pillars and below the windows?
Do you, my dear readers like any of the above counter-tops…keeping in mind the cabinets will be white with a glaze to sort of look a bit distressed or coastal or beachy? Don’t you just love my word invention? …..but I know you understand my meanings….don’t cha???
Don’t ask how one Flip gets ahead of another Flip…sometimes it just happens that way. Some need more work than others or the Captain and I decide to rip out cabinets that we originally thought could stay!
You see, someone…I won’t mention her name, but I am sure you have guessed it is “Me”!!!!! (and you would be right)… decided the kitchen needed to have one of the entry doors to the kitchen closed off to allow for more cabinets in a very small kitchen.) This caused a delay, which is not good when one wants to get in, re-model and get out for a quick turn around. This small modification meant a complete kitchen re-design. ;(
So there you have it…..my dilemma of color choices on this Wednesday.
I shouldn’t be having all the fun, my friends….looking forward to what your thoughts are! 🙂