As long term Waffler readers may remember, I had quite a difficult time picking out a paint color for my laundry room (you can see the before and after here). Choosing a color for my little laundry room is one thing; choosing a color for the outside of my house might just make my head explode.
Chessie, however, is up to the task. She just needs a little help narrowing down her choices. Here she explains:
When we bought our two family in Somerville, MA three years ago, we gutted and updated a lot of the interior. We love the inside now–the outside, not so much. It’s a “classic” 1970s light green vinyl that I guess was considered modern and low maintenance then but is just ugly now.
We can’t afford to re-side with wood or a modern siding like hardy plank right now, but we recently learned about vinyl safe paints that could work to update our exterior. We have narrowed down the color options to yellow, green, and blue. The front of our house is lacking in a lot of architectural detail so we are wary of painting a color that will overwhelm. What do people think?
Take a look at the bottom three color swatches in the picture below. Do you think Chessie should paint her house yellow, green, or blue?
And while you’re thinking about exterior colors, Chessie would also like you to weigh in on whether you like the idea of adding panels to the front of the house to boost its architectural appeal. It might look something like this — though the interior blocks would be whatever color they decide to paint the house, not the green in the image.
What have you been waffling about lately? Let me know and readers can help you make that tricky decision.