- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
We’re planning on repainting our house soon and I’d really love your opinion on which color you think is nicer with the style of our house. It’s a traditional, wooden (cottage-style) Swedish home. Red is the typical color of homes around here and yellow is almost as common.
1) The red in the picture is a bit brighter than it should be. If you compare it with the original color, it’s way brighter – but if we do repaint it red, it’ll be brighter than the original, yet not as bright as the sample.
I used the Sherwin Williams Visualizer to render the pictures and we’ll be using colors available here (they don’t have Sherwin Williams) so the pictures won’t be exact.
2) The second picture is supposed to be an ivory color, but to me it looks more like a pale yellow. This is actually the color I prefer! But I’m not sure if it actually “goes” with our house or if I’m just making it go.
Other things I should mention: although red is the typical color, in our little cul-de-sac, there are no red houses. There’s already a pretty, pale yellow house (across the street 2 houses away), but it’s a shade more yellow than what I’m going for. So if we stick with red, we’d be the only one in our little group of homes with a red house. Red is also the traditional color for our style of house. YET, I really want a pale beige/ivory/barely light yellow house. I love the way it looks with greenery around it. I also think it’s bright and cheery. I have to admit that one of the things stopping me is the neighbor with almost the same color house!
Something to side with the red is that darker colors are supposed to be better for the wood because it gets warmer and dries faster. Yellow is not as color fast, (according to all the local paint experts) it will gradually get lighter quicker . The getting lighter factor doesn’t bother me at all, but I am mildly concerned about the shady, north end of the house.
So what do you think? Should I keep it traditional and stick with red or go for what I like and paint it beige/ivory with a slight tinge of pale yellow? Does it even look good in that color to you? I actually like both colors but I prefer the beige/ivory more.
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