Keeping Up with the Joneses’ House Colors
June 18, 2007 § 8 Comments
Businesses need to attract attention and this day spa does so in a good way with a very pleaseing cornflower blue color scheme. Some over-55 communities also have similar colorful palettes for their house colors. The builder chooses the colors, of course, but they all go together nicely. One community in New England I saw advertised in the Boston Globe had very brightly colored homes, from sunflower yellow to peacock blue. That’s terrific.
If you live in a community (particularly new construction where you’re not concerned with historic palettes) in which all your neighbors are painting their houses bright colors, and you’d like to follow suit, go for it. When I mentioned in previous posts that your house should fit into its environment, those brightly colored neighbors’ homes ARE part of that environment.
The problem comes when your neighbors all have traditional home colors, white, grey, khaki green, colonial blue, and we come upon YOUR house in a neon salmon. We all like to march to our own drummers, but sometimes it just doesn’t look good. You get the picture.