|Everything has been pulled away from the house and it has been pressure-washed as of this morning!|
I'll try to keep this short and sweet. For various reasons, I've decided I want to paint our house a dark color. Partly because I just want the chance to experiment with something different (and when you know you aren't going to live there forever, risky decisions seem a little less, well…risky.); partly because I think a dark, dramatic look may help our place stand out a bit. In the absence of much architectural interest or charm (I honestly do not even know what style/era our house is?), I feel like a dark gray could add a little weight and gravitas to our humble abode. I'm so excited to have it painted--once that's done, I've got big plans to spruce up the landscaping (if it will ever rain?!)
|This discussion is for another post, but let these pictures serve as evidence that the struggle is real out here in Cali…we are in a drought, hence my sad "yard" where everything is dying.|
I've basically narrowed it down to three options.
Option A is Benjamin Moore's Sharkskin, a grayish green. When I look at the swatch on my house, in certain light, it reads pretty green, and I'm not sure if it's maybe too green? But when I saw it painted on this house, I loved it and just had to find out the color.
Maybe a gray that has a little color to it (in this case, green) wouldn't be such a bad thing?!
Option B is Benjamin Moore's Kendall Charcoal, a darker gray with brown undertones. Here are some examples of houses that have been painted Kendall Charcoal (at least according to Pinterest--hope the captions are accurate!).
Option C is Benjamin Moore's Amherst Gray, which feels the most like a true gray to me, with less undertones in it. I was leaning toward going this route, and I think it's a pretty safe choice, but maybe safe is not always better?!
So, what do you think?! Time is running out!!