Of course it's not a crime to like colour but it can sure put you out on a limb in conservative company. One local house painter, who I really like and often recommend, has referred to me as "the Kim of many colours." I don't know if that's a compliment or an insult or abit of both but it is true. I do like colour...and not just subtle colour (though I love those too!). I love red and green and blue and dark purple and ....dare I say it........BLACK! Argh! OK so now it's out. Stone me if you want to but black is a great colour, not only on exteriors but on interiors too. I might just have to do another post on black interiors just so you can see what I mean;)
So, if you can handle abit of colour in your day, take a look at some exterior paint colours I'm loving at the moment. If you're a white and beige kind of person, that's OK, they look fantastic too, but this post is probably not going to be one you'll be pondering for long. Or you never know, you may just be pleasantly surprised.
OK, are you ready...
Get your funky glare-blocking glasses on...
Here are the same colours again but on Sue's house.
Porter's Paints have some lovely colours out. Their colour swatches are so tactile...they're real. Again, and I know I've brought this up before but I'm so annoyed with the paint companies who are changing their colour charting formats and introducing the paper on paper colour samples in place of the 'semi' real ones they have offered in the past.. They are not realistic in any way and are very difficult to pick colours from. I can't imagine Porter's ever stooping to this.
Berry reds and restful blues...beautiful!
Pretty greens and reds look gorgeous and edible. BUT...it has to be the right green and the right red to work well. No one wants their house to look like a giant Christmas bauble!
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What about this? Too bright for you? Be daring!!!!
These blues are lovely, aren't they? I love blue, white and red. The right shade or blue with the right shade of red works so well. It can be beachy looking but it also goes really well with heritage houses. Aren't red doors inviting? :)
I love the grey-blue of Dad and Joanne's little shop. It's so soft and gentle.
Well, I told you I like black! I love this combo - very striking and sophisticated. this colour combo is daring and could look fantastic on the right nest.
Same combo of black, white and red used in a different way. This really suits old, English pubs in a quaint villages.
Black again, this time with a green door. I think it would look even nicer with a red one...don't you?
Black and white is striking and teamed with old brickwork, it looks gorgeous.
This is very different but I like it a lot. Black and orange. Not sure if Bega could handle this little zing of colour. Maybe one of you might be brave enough to be the first to try it out....?
Don't you just love black with natural timber? This looks soooo good on modern designs and the barn style nests that I love right now. How cool is this lane way?
And this...I've saved the best until last. This is the 'tomorrow' of colour design. The blends of taupe with smatterings of red and blue and green and grey and orange...absolutely gorgeous! Don't you just want to dash to Watkins paint store and stock up with your choice of 15 colours, grab the kids and a few paint brushes...quite a few, and just go for it?
Aren't you glad you got the up on what's in before everyone else?
You really should be thanking me.
Got you!!! Ha ha! Did you really think I'd like that last one? You did, didn't you???? I'm not sure what was going on here but it's definitely what NOT to do on your nest exteriors.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed this little splash of exterior colour. I know that these colours are not what you see on every second house in the neighbourhood but then that, for me, makes them all the more appealing.
I will not in the least be offended if you tell me you're quite happy with your beige and cream house with white trim, thank you very much. I'll totally understand....but please, whatever you do, do not try that last multicoloured number...I know it's tempting...the council will not be happy with me!