Sorry about the cliff hanger! I had quite the shock when we were finally able to sneak out of the house to view the new color. My heart sunk , when I first saw it. The color looked so light and we had Sunshine too which really made the color look light.
We had been testing the color on our normal gray skies which apparently made the color darken even more. The picture that is currently post of our deck is the color it was. Sort of a light tan which we liked but felt we wanted to change it up a bit, so we went with something different. Once the cream trim was painted and the front door received its new color sun dried tomato ( a color my husband confessed was way out of his comfort zone) everything just sort of fell into place.
It was sort of funny though , my husband kept reassuring me that the color looked great,
of course once they allowed us out he was all over the place making sure he didn't miss anything. I went back inside and hid, secure in the knowledge that we had made a huge house sized mistake. It took me several hours to wander back out side to check the color again. Since our backyard had the contrasting white pergola it was easier to see how the color really looked. The color had a chance to dry a bit & darken and I felt so much better.
It took a good 4 days for the color to dry and now we both love it. A couple of our neighbors have stopped by to tell us how much they love the new look! YAY!
My recommendations for anyone who is having their homes painted this summer, take a deep breath try to stay calm, check out homes that have colors you like, get lots of samples paints to try out and cross your fingers!! ~Susan~
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