I need to paint my house in a bad way. My house has steel siding, which was originally this lime green color that I painted over with beige. Eleven years later the beige is looking like I only gave it one coat, all nasty and ghosty.
Since then, my neighbors have resided their house in beige siding. My neighbors on the other side painted their house yellow. I am so tired of boring old house colors: white, beige, yellow and blue, with the occasional red or green. Ugh. I am a witch. I want something witchy, but at the same time I don't want my neighbors to hate me ... we get along, I'd like to not have them thinking "What the hell were you thinking?!" I mean, if they do, oh well, but I'd really like them not to. And also I have to match that ugly ass green aluminum tile roof. This is the kind of roof that lasts FOREVER, but the color is probably the last thing I personally would have chosen. I hear you can paint aluminum tile rooves, but there is not a chance in Hades that I'm getting up there to paint it, and I'm sure Rick feels the same way (affording someone else to do it is not an option at this time).
So what goes with green? Pink, purple, various shades of red (not that I want my house to look like Santa's), and I need to paint it something that can fade a bit and not look awful. I am not a pink kind of girl, so that is not an option. I could see how it would look sorta cool in a retro way, but it's really not my thing. So purple. Again, I need to keep the color in line with that ugly roof, so I'm thinking a dusty more plum shade of purple might be the ticket.
So I start browsing paint companies online, and Sherwin Williams has a great site where you can upload a photo and play around with colors. Here is my house in what I think is a really nice, unoffensive purply plum color, "Quixotic Plum". What do you think? I think it's a nice subtle change.
I think if I was someone who put lots of decor and stuff like that outside, I'd probably say 'screw it' and just paint it any old wild color I feel like, because it would just work. But I'm not really that way ... though I'd like to be. Who knows what the next 10 years will bring?