We're planning to paint our house this summer. Of course, the burning question is: what color?
Three main color considerations are: 1) contrast with our neighbor's houses; 2) sensitivity to our home's age and style (modest 1956 ranch); 3) a color that enhances the brick details and the foliage that we're gradually adding around the house.
Our north neighbors have a soft-teal bungalow with cream trim and brick-red details.
Our neighbors' big house to the east has a pale-gray body color, white trim and navy details.
We have the limitation of existing white vinyl windows, so we know our casing trim will be white.
Enter the Sherwin Williams-Visualizer. This clever software lets you upload a photo of your house, then select any number of areas on the picture to "paint" with a selected SW color. It's simplified Photoshop, but the work of figuring out opacity is done for you, and the result is surprisingly realistic. Screen color is the biggest limitation, but it really helped us get the effect of a range of colors on our house.
The next step will be to narrow our options. Then we'll get quarts of the paint to try them out on parts of the house in addition to the front facade you see here.
Input is welcome!
If this were your house, in which color direction would you be heading to enhance the garden?