Friday, October 14, 2011

Aloha Friday - What Color is Your House?


Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani in beautiful Hawaii at An Island Life where Friday is the day to take it easy while anticipating the coming weekend. Today I'm going to link up, take it easy and ask a question.

With so many options for the outside paint color of our old historic home, getting the right shade was a challenge.  I knew I wanted yellow with white because we are opposite the water and I love the cottage look of yellow and white overlooking the ocean.
After testing several colors, we choose this one and love it!!  We have a three-story home and used this lovely yellow in the peak and then a wide white stripe where we have fancy fish scale cedar shingles on the second floor and then on the first floor where it turns back to square cedar shingles is again this bright and sunny yellow.

How about you?  What color do you have on the outside of your home or apartment?

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18 comments:

stlavonlady said...

I like that color. Very soft and I bet it looks beautiful with the white strip.

I have a white house with black shutters. Nothing too exciting. I do like color and luckily I get to express that more inside. : )

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Tammy said...

I've seen pics of your house and it is beautiful. I love it!

We are a cream beige with white trim and green shakes on the peak of our house. I love it!

It looks cheery on our dull gray days most of Fall and Winter.

Baba said...

Our house is mostly stone with white trim.

Jen at A Heart Full of Love said...

We have yucky grey siding that I would love to replace. Love the color you chose!

Stacy Uncorked said...

That's the perfect color choice for being opposite the water - I bet it looks amazing! :)

Our 3-story house (built in 1817) was a challenge, too - when we bought it, it was a fugly blue-ish gray with black trim and black shutters. *shudder* I joked that it looked like a Psycho house with those colors - we changed it to an eggshell white (more on the beige side) with Hunter Green trim and shutters - brought new life to the old place for sure! :)

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Our Cape Cod house it blue with black shutters.

Party Of Four said...

What a beautiful color. Our house is all white with Green Shudders.

Kari said...

Our home is brick and the bricks are a dark orange-ish brown color. The windows, garage door, and doors are painted a creamy light tan color.

TheAngelForever said...

Our house has old fashioned blue aluminum siding.

Gale said...

Brick...like nearly every hosue in Texas (it's a tornado alley thing).

JamericanSpice said...

I bet that's pretty on the house.

We have white shingles and brownish reddish brick on the outside.

Cuzinlogic said...

That's a nice color. Ours is boring beige.

I am Harriet said...

We have a grey exterior which was in style when the house was actually built.

You totally nailed my new car last Aloha Friday. I am so in love with it :)


Have a great Friday!
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MSRheinlander @KUWTR said...

A light yellow... which I am not a fan of!! It need to be repainted badly though!!

Vicki said...

I love that color! Ours is an off white with burgundy shutters.
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Jennifer said...

We've got a kind of a dark khaki on our home. It blends in with the rest of the desert scenery: brown. LOL!

Cherished Events said...

That's a great color. I always think yellow look good by the water to. Our last house we used Navajo white and it was a very nice creamy yellow. Looked great with white cottage furniture.
Yay for Aloha Friday!!

Anita said...

I live in a brick front house. In central Virginia, the colonial style is very common. But instead of the typical red brick, I opted for a lighter, almost pinkish brick. Medium blue shutters complete the look. I know, it's hard to imagine, but it gets a few compliments. The sides and back have light taupe siding.

Good luck with your painting. I know it will look awesome! You have good taste. :)