Homes in our neighborhood are generally some shade of beige, taupe or grey, with trim being painted the standout color. Mark and I opted to go with the reverse. We chose a muted blue with a dark taupe trim.
Our painter obtained samples of a few shades of blue and of taupe to test on our house so that we could be sure of our decision. You see below the options that were painted on the back of our home. We selected the second blue and the second taupe.
Several of our neighbors weighed in on the decision. One neighbor was surprised once the house was painted; she thought we'd be using the blue for the trim, as is typical in our neighborhood. Nope!
|Our painter worked with us to decide on the exact shades of blue and taupe to choose.|
|Here's the house after it was painted blue.|
|Our freshly-painted front entrance. Home sweet home.|