Today, we’re taking a mini-break from being a smartass to talk about paint colors. (Again.) The exterior of our building is soon to be repainted (huzzah!) and our homeowners’ association is presently in the process of selecting colors. The current pale gold, black and ivory scheme is *almost* right, but something about it lacks a certain welcoming brightness. (Translation: it’s sorta dull.) Selecting paint colors — heck, color at all — is daunting enough, but the exterior of a home feels like a special challenge. There’s just so damn much of the paint, and the cost is such that any mistake will have to be lived with, not redone like an ill-conceived puce powder room. It also feels impossible to imagine what an entire building will look like from a puny paper swatch, so we’ve been scouring the web for color inspiration writ large.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Pale yellow can play juvenile if you’re not careful, but this buttercream hue is just about perfect, especially paired with an ever-so-slightly off-black trim and plenty of tailored greenery. (To note, this elegant home belongs to one of the founders of oomph, an impossibly gorgeous collection of lacquered furniture best described as Jonathan Adler’s upper-crust cousin. Not surprisingly, we have a crush on ALL of it.)
So what do you think? Advice is welcome/encouraged/desperately needed for his paint dyslexic color-phobe. Heaven forbid our house becomes the eyesore that neighbors whisper about until the end of time.