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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fiddlin' February - 2018

Tell It Color has been a lot of fun.  I've learned some things about colors and how they make me feel. 

Today's final prompt is the colors of home.  For the longest time this was the color of home to me:

Of course when we first moved in 21 years ago the paint was a little fresher and there were not as many worn spots.  We always told people to look for the mint chocolate chip colored house when we were describing it.  

Last year we redid the outside and the roof and now it looks like this:

I am happy that we have a new roof and siding but truthfully I'm not a fan of the color, or lack thereof.  

This is what I want:

or this:

I suppose that's going a little too far so maybe I'll just have to get some of these:

to put in pots.  I'll get the ones from Michaels that are not real so I don't have to worry about doing yard work, of which I am not a fan.  Do you think that would work to brighten things up a bit?  

Of course I could paint butterflies all over the house:

but that kind of defeats the purpose of putting up siding that needs no upkeep.  Guess the flowers in pots will have to do.  

What about you?  Love the color of your house?  Could you live across the street from a house painted like that?  Tell me!


  1. My house exterior is mostly stone. I find it difficult to find a decent house colour that everyone can agree on. There was one house in my neighbourhood that had their house painted purple. It was horrible to look at. Personally, I think those night time coloured lights are a great feature. You can change the colour when you want to with a flip of the switch, or just turn them off if you get tired of it.

    1. That's what I was thinking, Jeffrey. The lights are on a local casino and that's exactly what they do. During Christmas the building was all red and green. I've seen some unusual house colors for sure. We were surprised when our neighbors across the street came and asked us about their new roof choice. They said (rightly) that we were the ones who had to look at it all the time. I thought that was quite nice.

  2. Like you, I do like bright colors. Not so much my wife and definitely not our neighborhood association. We're limited to what colors we can paint houses in our neighborhood. Primarily Earth or natural tones. No bright house colors in our neighborhood. Gotta settle for flowers and landscaping I guess.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. We don't have the neighborhood association issue here and I've seen some pretty unusually painted houses. Like the "what were they thinking?" kind of colors. There were limited choices in the siding we were shown and this one went better with the beige around the windows. I suppose we could have painted those but the whole idea was for minimum upkeep. Flowers it is.


I'd love to hear your thoughts!