here are some of the swatches that i put up.... i really liked all 3 of these, but they were a little too blue for what i had in mind..not enough green in them.
and i don't know where the hell these colors came from....this is what i say, when they look SO different on the swatch card, than they do up on the siding! we're talking BRIGHT! but these have more green in them, like i originally wanted. but still not right.
and here are my benjamin moore colors that i chose as the last 3 swatches. and i love all of these, but decided to go with the viscaya. it has the perfect amount of blue and green and grey. it'll be a beautiful blanket of color to add accent colors to!
do you see how rough this siding is?!?! goal is to start pressure washing (very carefully) this coming week and then start scraping whats left of the paint and then start priming. sherwin williams has this great product in primer that hides a little bit of the 'alligatoring' and chipping of the paint thats left on the siding. i've been using it inside on the trim as well. its called peel-bond. its supposed to keep old paint from chipping off and the new paint to adhere strongly to the old paint. theres just no way of getting all of the old paint off the trim or the siding. so we need to have a strong base for the paint to stick to. its almost like a glue consistency and is sort of an opaque white-ish color. so needless to say, the primer on the exterior will have to be hand brushed on. its way to thick to go through a sprayer. we'd love to just replace the siding with new...but its not in our budget for a while. so with repairing, prepping and painting the existing...we're hoping it'll last a few more years until we can replace it. but i guess anything will look better than it is now, right?!?!
here are the accent colors i've chosen...this summer though, i won't have time to do all of the detail painting. that'll have to wait until next summer. so basically right now the house will be the main color and i'll paint all of the trim and detail just one color, until i have more time to add the other 4 colors.
|main house color|
|main trim color for windows and fascia|
|this is going to be the storm window color|
|this will maybe be the soffit color and some of the porch accents|
|in the 2 peaks of the house, we have a pretty sunburst pattern, i'm thinking this darker tone of the main color|
|accent color on small detail and spindles|
|another accent color for small accents|
|here are the 7 colors together|