In keeping with my plan to be extremely well prepared for my pre-start meeting, I’m working on my colour selections. This is the first post in a series, room by room, probably with a few diversions so you don’t nod off. Nothing is finalised yet, so as usual your suggestions and tips are welcome.
Here’s a reminder of how the front elevation will look:
And here are a few houses that are inspiring my colour choices:
On three separate occasions I saved pictures of this home from various sources. So when House Nerd documented a tour of this W.A. home, I asked her if she could find out the exterior colours. The lovely (not to mention lucky) owners of the home kindly shared their colour selections with me. Oh, how I love the internet! (Paint details in comments.)
Despite a loyal reader warning me against white render due to soiling (think bird poo, water stains?, drunken insects not watching where they are flying, etc), I do like the grey- white colour scheme, and in the name of beauty, I’m going for that! I hope that the light colours will help to tone down the boxy shape of the house and will be a neutral backdrop for the garden.
Introducing my first “mood board”:
Too Grey? At first, I tried to blatantly copy the wall colour of the gorgeous Cambuild house shown above, using Taubmans’ “Milk Dew”, but it seemed to clash with my other colours. I suspect natural light and garden surrounds have a lot of influence on the colours. Help! Suddenly, I feel out way out of my depth.
Edit: To see what I actually selected click here: Colour selections.