This year, she informs me that I am painting the house. Our current coat of paint is a fairly bland, weather-worn shade of Union Blue, I am assuming period to the house's 1831 date of origin.
But I don't want to just paint it for the sake of getting a sunburn. I want something DIFFERENT!
A few color schemes were bandied about, but then a thought struck me: Why must we go with solids?
So I fired up the Photoshop and tried a few combinations...
The Tartan House:
Yeah, Baby! The mad, bad, plaid pad. In a variation of the MacGregor Tartan, in honor of my father's Scottish heritage.
Casa de Paisley:
Subtle, understated, yet classy. This just hollers sophisticated, doesn't it?
This is my favorite. It can make the bleakest of New England days a tropical luau.
Eye-catching, sure. But a little on the hip & trendy side. And frankly, I am way past the "rave-crowd" age. Pass.
The Van Gogh Home:
C'mon. This is pretty cool, right? Slightly pretentious, I grant you, but still, well on the neat-o side.
Unfortunately, with this paint-job, the Chinese Food delivery guy will NEVER find my house!