Bold House Color Statement
October 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
Call it dark charcoal, call it midnight blue, or just call it black. It’s a knock-out house color that made me slam on the brakes when I drove by. What’s more dramatic than the pairing of opposites black and white, but who would think to put them on a house? Obviously somebody did and it looks spectacular.
The soft yellow chiffon door is perfect. More lemon? Too strong. More orange? Halloween. And although I’m not a big fan of white shutters, they make sense here. Another convention that was slapped in the face was the idea that dark equals small. You don’t even notice how small this house is because it is so well put together. From the gray roof to the brick steps and pops of floral color, this house is a winner.
The beauty of this bold house color statement is that it fits perfectly in any neighborhood!
I love this charcoal color and wanted to use it on my house but there were already some fixed issues that I could not change such as roof color and vinyl window color (light tan). If I could start from scratch and especially, if I had a Cape, I would definitely do this. Its a bold choice and I have not seen any around except in magazines. I also agree that it was done very tastefully..
Sometimes we all wish we could start from scratch! Thanks for your comments, Vicky.