Choosing the Perfect Green for your House Color
June 11, 2007 § 11 Comments
Green is nature’s most prominent color, at least in the spring and summer, and it makes a wonderful color for your house. The challenge is to find the right green, something that appears in nature, does not conjure up images of either toothpaste or lime koolaid, and does not stick out like a sore green thumb. The house at right is somewhere between sage and olive and it definitely works with the landscape around it. The house color does not pop out of the neighborhood and it appears thoughtfully selected.
The house below would be better suited for a more tropical locale, perhaps Key West, where the bright seafoam greens and the sun and fun culture set the landscape’s palette. If you live someplace other than a tropical climate and maybe Southern California, stick with the grayed down shades when selecting a green for your house to blend best with the landscape. Benjamin Moore’s Louisburg green (HC-113), Nantucket gray (HC-111), and Saybrook sage (HC-114) are earthy greens that make terrific house colors.